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Academic Advising

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By: Lacey Filkins
September 12, 2012 Academic Advising
Annual Conference (Fall)
State Conferences (Vary)
Regional Conferences (Spring)
International Conference (Summer)
Web Events (almost monthly)
“Advising ESL & International Students
Members can propose their own topics
Publications:
“Academic Advising Today”
The NACADA Blog
The NACADA Journal
Professional Development Events
Academic Advising Institutes
Seminars: “NACADA/NCAA Student-Athlete Seminar”
Twitter @NACADA
Facebook NACADA: National ACademic ADvising Association (http://www.nacda.com/nfoura/nacda-nfoura.html)
Annual Conference (Summer)
Regional Conferences
Webinar series
Mentor Program: pairs “seasoned professionals” with “novice professionals” in the field
Split into five regions across the U.S.
CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV
IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, OH, WI
CO, KS, MO, NE, ND, OK, SD, TX
AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY
Links: http://www.nacda.com/nfoura/regionallinks.html National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes (N4A) NAAHP website: http://www.naahp.org/
National Meetings that happen on the even years
Regional Meetings on the odd years in various locations
"The Advisor" - Quarterly journal for members
Other Resources: Admissions Guide; Interviewing Guide; Webinars on various topics National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc. National ACademic ADvising Association: NACADA (www.nacada.ksu.edu) National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) http://www.naspa.org/
Knowledge Community: Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs (SAPAA) http://www.naspa.org/kc/sapaa/default.cfm
NASPA & SAPAA Newsletter: Synergy
Annual NASPA Conference (held in the Spring)
Regional Conferences & Institutes for SA Professionals (various topics)
Online educational programs (webinars) Professional Organizations The Mentor Journal of Appreciative Education (Fall 2012) The NACADA Journal NASPA & SPAA Newsletter: Synergy http://dus.psu.edu/mentor/
Published by The Penn State Division of Undergraduate Studies
Online Journal
Topics:
Online Advising
Ethics in Advising
Peer Mentoring & Advising
Advising International Students
Empowering Students
Graduate Corner: Research, analysis, and writing of students in graduate programs (http://dus.psu.edu/mentor/graduate-corner/) http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ojs/index/php/jae/index
e-journal housed at UNC Greensboro
Topics:
"Theories, practices, and collaborations from an appreciative, strength-based perspective http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/journal/index/htm
Biannual Journal for NACADA members
Topics such as:
First-year students
International students
Veteran Students
"The Advisor as a Servant"
Historical, Theoretical, Qualitative, and Quantitative Methodologies http://www.naspa.org/kc/sapaa/news.cfm
Available online in a PDF
Topics Covered:
Veteran Services
Living-Learning Communities
Advising
Various other topics
Published in February, April, October, and December Journals & Publications Advising Student Veterans "More Credits, More Clusters":
Inside Higher Ed article by Allie Grasgreen in April 2012
Grasgreen, A. (2012, April 20). More credits, more clusters. Insidehighered.com, Retrieved from http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/04/20/football-advisers-predict-negative-athlete-outcomes-under-9-credit-rule
"Tough Choices for Athletics' Advisers"
Inside Higher Ed. Article by Allie Grasgreen in May 2012
Grasgreen, A. (2012, May 09). Tough choices for athletics' advisers. InsideHigherEd.com, Retrieved from http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/05/09/ncaa-academic-rules-frustrate-advisers-athletes NCAA's Nine Credit Rule Sources:
Ketevan Mamiseishvili (2012): Academic and social integration and persistence of international students at U.S. two-year institutions. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 36:1, 15-27
Sturzl-Forrest, Susanne. (2012). Helping first semester international undergraduates taxi to academic success. Retrieved from NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources Web site: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/clearinghouse/advisingissues/first-year-international.htm
Palmer, E. (2009). Using appreciative advising with international students. The Mentor, Retrieved from http://dus.psu.edu/mentor/old/ articles/090909ep.htm Advising International Students NASPA's Veteran Student Knowledge Community & 5 Best Practices for Veteran Students (http://www.naspa.org/kc/veterans/default.cfm)
Other Sources of Information:
Ackerman, R., DiRamio, D., & Mitchell, R. L. (2008). From combat to campus: Voices of student-veterans. NASPA Journal, 45(1), 73-102.
NACADA Blog: Bermudez, M. R. T. (2012, June 27). Meaningful ways to advise the military student. Retrieved from http://nacada.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/meaningful-ways-to-advise-the-military-student/
Coll, J. E. (2012, August 08). How higher ed. can better support military students. huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jose-e-coll-phd/how-higher-ed-can-better-_b_1757285.html?goback=.gde_4056449_member_144570671 Hot Topics in
Academic Advising Margaret Stiner Director of Academic Advising at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, OH
Education: BA in English & Religion at College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, Mass/Masters in English Teaching/English Education from Brown University in Providence, RI
Years in Academic Advising: 6
Professional Organizations: NACADA Looking for in New Professionals
Clear understanding that they have a responsibility to be effective advisers while being an effective educator (for faculty advisers) Advice:
Know the difference between different types of schools and how academic advising at those institutions differ.
Faculty advising vs. having professional advisors for students. Best Aspects
Teaching & being an advisor
Being with a student for their entire college career (potentially)
As director, being able to work with faculty & students Challenges
Some departments do not have enough faculty to handle student load
Best advisors do more work and worst advisors do less work
Working closely with Student Affairs there tend to be misunderstandings because of different philosophies Dr. Stacie Williams Director of the Academic Success Center at USC Aiken in Aiken, SC
Education: BA in Sociology from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC/Masters in Human Dev. & Family Studies/Marriage & Family Therapy/Ph.D from USC in Educational Administration (teaching) Cognate in Human Dev.
Years in Academic Advising: 9 (8 as an advisor; 1 as director)
Professional Organizations: NACADA Looking for in New Professionals
Experience in the field: internships or work in advising centers
Be personable, creative & adaptable
Be willing and able to work with diverse student populations Advice
Experience Advising before applying for jobs in the field
Read job descriptions carefully and know what you'll be responsible for
Research trends and hot topics - talk to people who work in the field now Best Aspects
Working with students
Working with upper administration
Having a balance between programming and academics Challenges
Students think "we" have ALL the answers sometimes
Small school=Small staff
New technology can be a challenge when it means switching our current model around (IMS->Banner) Natalie Bernardina First Pace Coordinator (ASC) at USC Aiken in Aiken, SC
Education: BA in Communications from College of Charleston in Charleston, SC/M.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs from USC in Columbia, SC
Years in Academic Advising: 1
Professional Organizations: No memberships but attends FYE Conferences and will be joining NACADA Looking for in New Professionals
People who want to work with students
Have an academic background
The ability to memorize guide sheets of multiple majors Advice
Work in advising departments such as ACE
Become familiar with guide sheets
Learn strong time management skills: Natalie has 34 advisees that each get an hour meeting with her once a month Best Aspects
Working with students
Workshop coordination and working with Early Warning
Great Coworkers Challenges
Working with all Provisional Students
No one knows her position exists so they get misinformation from other sources
Working at a small school can be challenging Robert Stuessy Director of New Student Advisement & Orientation Services at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC
Education: BS in Hotel & Restaurant Mgt. from Widener University-Delaware Campus in Wilmington, DE/M.Ed in Student Personnel Services from USC in Columbia, SC
Years in Academic Advising: 14 years
Professional Organizations: NACADA Looking for in New Professionals
Experience in the field: internships or work in advising centers
Be personable, creative & adaptable
Be willing and able to work with diverse student populations Advice
Experience Advising before applying for jobs in the field
Read job descriptions carefully and know what you'll be responsible for
Research trends and hot topics - talk to people who work in the field now Best Aspects
Working with students
Working with upper administration
Having a balance between programming and academics Challenges
Students think "we" have ALL the answers sometimes
Small school=Small staff
New technology can be a challenge when it means switching our current model around (IMS->Banner) BONUS A Word from the Pros Salary Considerations So You Want to be an Academic Advisor... Being an Academic Advisor From NACADA.ksu.edu:
Median salary for full-time advisors: $40,963
Median salary for Advising Administrators: $60,000-$64,999
http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/clearinghouse/research_related/survey/salaries.htm From Salary.com (cited on NACADA)
Median for Academic Advisors: $41,140
http://www1.salary.com/Academic-Advisor-Salary.html Education:
Masters preferred
Bachelors and relevant advising experience Experience:
Advising strongly preferred
Other higher ed. experience can be found helpful Ruminations & Pontifications of a Higher Ed. World (blog). (2012, June 20). So you want to be an academic advisor. Retrieved from http://advisorbark.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/so-you-want-to-be-an-academic-advisor/ Resume & Cover Letter:
Should showcase your qualifications & relevant experiences
Should not be generic Questions? Your Treasure
Map to Succuss!
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