Advising Community on Advising Graduate & Professional Students

Grad Students & Doctoral Students AC Merger at ACD Fair in Phoenix

This community comprises professionals who advise post-baccalaureate students. We welcome all who work with traditional graduate students, professional degree seekers, adults returning for advanced degrees or certificates, and alternatively delivered and structured graduate and professional programs in any modality. Small in size but great in commitment, our Community provides a mutually supportive context for discussion of issues particular to serving these student populations. Ongoing projects include encouraging discussion of pertinent topics on our LISTSERV, providing resources to help advisors help students, advocating for our graduate and professional students, and increasing our presence at all levels: national, regional, and institutional. 

Welcome!

We are excited you are exploring our Advising Community which supports those that are graduate and professional students as well as the professionals that support this population. The advising needs of post-baccalaureate students are no less complex than that of undergraduate learners and these needs are underpinned by an expansive body of adult learning theory and literature ripe for application. The field of graduate, doctoral, and professional student advising and support is growing rapidly. Thus, the need for this professional community is never more needed.

The Steering Committee and I invite you to interact with this page, join our LISTSERV, and consider becoming an official member of NACADA’s Advising Community for Graduate and Professional Students. 

 2022-2023 Goals

  • Increase visibility of this Advising Community to members and potential members
  • Support those who want to expand their professional development opportunities
  • Benchmark the roles and responsibilities of our community members as those who work directly with graduate and professional students

GPS Talks Series

April 2022 GPS Talk Series - Community: What Do We Need and How Can We Take Action?

Wednesday, April 20 or Tuesday, April 19 2:00pm CT

Join members and friends of the Advising Community for Graduate and Professional Students as they host their first quarterly Graduate and Professional Students (GPS) Talk Series of 2022! The focus of this April event will be Community: What Do We Need and How Can We Take Action. This event will be an introduction to the Advising Community and then guided discussions around the topic of creating community for those that work with graduate and professional students! 

Presentors
Katelyn Talbott, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
Krista Smith, University of Florida
Mark Nakamoto, University of Hawai’I at Manoa 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The recording of this online meeting will be accessible after the online session is held via the Advising Community on Graduate & Professional Students webpage and shared via the community listserv.

 
More Talks Coming Soon!

View the Recordings

 

 

 

Graduate and Professional Mentor Program

Class of 2022 - 2023

The Graduate and Professional Mentor Program supported by the Graduate and Professional Community of NACADA is pleased to announce that applications are open for the one-year Mentor Program which will specialize with this specific population. For more information and the application, visit Mentor Program

Mentor and Mentee applications are now open and due Friday, June 3, 2022

New Article Published

The November 2020 edition of Academic Advising Today includes an article entitled “Applying Practices of Diversity, Inclusivity, and Connectedness to Graduate Student Experiences“  Check it out!

The September 2020 edition of Academic Advising Today includes an article entitled “Empowering Graduate Students: Cultivating Environments for Student Success.”  Check it out!

Supporting Graduate Students Podcasts

Adventures in Advising

Listen to an Adventures in Advising podcast all about supporting graduate students and featuring some members of our Community.  See JULY 6, 2020 | SEASON 1 | EPISODE 15

Get Online...Podcast Series

The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA) has launched a three-part series that is part of its “Get Online…” podcast.  The podcast series includes the following three episodes:

Episode 1:  Academic Advising: Removing Barriers for Online Graduate Students (Guest Expert: Holli Fergus, Director of Academic Advising at American Public University System)
Episode 2:  Academic Advising: Building Community for Online Graduate Students (Guest Expert: Jamie Heck, Director of Academic Affairs at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing)
Episode 3:  Academic Advising: Incorporating Career Advising (Guest Expert: Kimberly Smith, Assistant Provost of Academic Advising Initiatives at Virginia Tech University)

The podcasts are available at www.gpidea.org/podcast.  Listeners can also find “Get Online...” at most podcast directories.

The podcasts are available at www.gpidea.org/podcast.  Listeners can also find “Get Online...” at most podcast directories.

Grad/Professional Student Appreciation Week Programming Ideas

To view programming ideas, please click HERE.

Current Chair

Katelyn Talbott
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Current Term: 2021-2023

COVID-19 Resources

To view resources click HERE.

About Working with Grad & Professional Students

  • The advising needs of post-baccalaureate students are no less complex than that of undergraduate learners and these needs are underpinned by an expansive body of adult learning theory and literature ripe for application.
  • The field of graduate, doctoral, and professional student advising and support is growing rapidly. Thus, the need for this professional community is never more needed.