Academic Advising Council


The Academic Advising Council and Office of Undergraduate Studies will be hosting an Appreciative Advising Workshop on February 16, 2017 from 12:30pm-2:00pm hosted by Amanda Propst Cuevas, Ph.D. The workshop will be held in Education Building 162 and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, February 13 (

Appreciative Advising Cycle

Come learn how you can apply Appreciative Advising Framework in your academic advising sessions to help students develop, set, and achieve their goals. 

Throughout her nearly 18-year career in higher education administration, Amanda has focused on helping college students achieve their full potentials as well as on leveraging the strengths of faculty, staff, and administrators to achieve organizational excellence. Currently, Amanda is the Director of the Office of Appreciative Education in the Department of Educational Leadership in the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.  She works directly with Dr. Jennifer Bloom, co-founder of Appreciative Advising, to support and expand Appreciative Education initiatives. 

Most recently, Amanda served as the Assessment & Research Specialist for the Division of Student Affairs at Florida Atlantic University where she designed and implemented a robust Appreciative Assessment framework. Previously, Amanda led fellowship advising efforts as the Founding Director of the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) where she appreciatively advised students and alumni who aspired to compete for nationally prestigious scholarships and fellowships, and other related opportunities; served as the Pre-Professional Advisor in the GVSU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Academic Advising Center; Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and the Medical Scholars Program, one of the nation’s largest MD/PhD Programs at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign; and Coordinator of the Student Leadership Program at the University of Texas-Pan American. She also has incorporated the Appreciative College Instruction (ACI) framework into several first-year experience courses that she has (co-)taught and (co-)developed.