Small Colleges and Universities Advising Community

The Small Colleges and Universities Advising Community focuses on issues of concern to those whose professional setting is the smaller institution.

It provides a forum—through community-sponsored sessions at the national conference, an e-mail list, and Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages—to facilitate sharing ideas, gathering information, and raising questions. Making connections with others in similar circumstances is important, since those at smaller institutions may wear many hats and may be the only persons on their campuses whose work centers on advising. Topics discussed have included assessment, registration, working with faculty advisors, degree-audit programs, “safety nets” for students in trouble, working with parents.

Two-Three things you need to know about working with this Community:

  • Advisors at small institutions can increase their efficiency and effectiveness by identifying beneficial collaborations with other advisors, offices, and institutions.
  • Advisors at under resourced and under-represented institutions can benefit from free SCUAC resources like the Listserv, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn Pages.

Munch & Learn

Crossing Time Zones with the Global Engagement and Small Colleges & Universities Advising Communities

As part of Global Advising Week, Global Engagement and our Community discussed differences and considerations in educational systems across the globe. Presenters include Penny Robinson from UKAT representing United Kingdom, Dr. Catherine Mann, University of Melbourne representing Australia, Efrosini Hortis, Chair of the Global Engagement Advising Community representing Greece, Caitlin Rovner of Chadron State University, Joe Ryan of Midway University and Jaimie Engle, Chair of the Small Colleges & Universities Advising Community and from DePaul University. 

Maximizing our Minimal Time: Perspectives and Personal Successes with Advisor Collaboration

The Faculty Advising Community and SCUAC are collaborating to host a panel of four advisors/administrators/faculty briefly discussing perspectives and personal successes regarding collaborations on campus, for those that might not have a lot of time or resources.

View the Recording


Current Chair

Jill Oberfeitinger
Tusculum University 

Current Term: 2022-2024