Global Advising Week - May 2-8

Welcome to NACADA's Global Advising Week webpage!  May 2, 1979 was the official date when articles of incorporation were signed creating NACADA. During the first week in May every year, we will celebrate the work of advisors, tutors, personal tutors, counselors and coaches that advise students around the world. This year we will celebrate NACADA Global Advising Week during May 2-8, 2021. This global celebration, co-sponsored by UKAT, LVSA & ELETSA, is our week to honor academic advising in its many impactful forms. All events for this week are free and open to all.

2021 Global Advising Week Work Group

Allison Scully, Canada AC
Madeline Goldman, Global Engagement AC
Felicia Russell, HBCU AC
Cody Harrison, LGBTQA Advising & Advocacy AC
David Grey, UKAT
Oscar van den Wijngaard, LSVA
Ariane Berends, LVSA
Matt Markin, Adventures in Advising
Colum Cronin, Adventures in Advising
Joan Krush, NACADA EO
Michele Holaday, NACADA EO
Ben Hopper, NACADA EO
Karen Sullivan-Vance, NACADA EO
Bev Martin, NACADA EO

Advisor's Got Talent (AGT)

There are many talents among our members. Below, you’ll find a selection demonstrating just how talented we all are! Please watch each video and begin thinking about who your top three talented advisors are. Once you’ve watched them all, please fill out this survey, ranking your three favorites: https://lmu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7UmkW1o6NajNUqO.

Voting ends on May 7th at 3pm CDT. Winners will be announced on May 8th at 11am CDT – so check back to see if your favorite won!

AGT Submissions
Art Esposito - Jazz Performance - https://youtu.be/cU5yUTjZ2_Y
Brian Peters - Body Pump Instruction - https://youtu.be/979XTjK8GTw
Brighton Brooks - What Does the Fox Say Performance - https://youtu.be/DudeR3UdtZQ
Bryanna Licciardi - Boyfriend Cake Demonstration - https://youtu.be/0ggzSZQUrD8
Caitlin Rovner - Calligraphy Demonstration - https://youtu.be/SmgHsqoIHRw
Heather Lingle - Wild Blue Performance - https://youtu.be/VMjsqOW3s-I
Laura Horst - Hear My Song Performance - https://youtu.be/PphmuSQGE-U
Matt Waller - Skating Demonstration - https://youtu.be/9kjuSOXpX_8
Rosalind Smith - Tap Dance Performance - https://youtu.be/o04nueBOYPM

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Welcome to Global Advising Week Video - Cecilia Olivares, NACADA President

Welcome to Global Advising Week Video - Charlie Nutt, Executive Director

Advising Video from Global Advising Week Co-sponsor and NACADA Allied Member, ELETSA
The voices of students and staff from 4 of the 26 South African universities represented by ELETSA - click here

Eat and Engage - Karen Sullivan-Vance (Moderator), NACADA; Time: 1 pm CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Join other members of NACADA, UKAT, and LVSA over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just to take a quick break! This is a time to take a break and hang out with colleagues we may not get to see as often as we’d like. Today's guiding question is: What successes have you had this past year? How have you celebrated them? Think professionally AND personally! 

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Yoga for Advisors - Jennifer Payne, University of Mississippi
By connecting breath to movement, advisors can relieve stress and be more present in their professional and personal lives. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Eat and Engage - Madeline Goldman (Moderator), Virginia Commonwealth University; Time: 9 am CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Join other members of NACADA, UKAT, and LVSA over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just to take a quick break! This is a time to take a break and hang out with colleagues we may not get to see as often as we’d like. Today's guiding question is: What is the best professional advice you've ever been given? What is the best advice you would offer a new advisor? 

Self Care Art Activity, Card Making - Di Dingman, NACADA Wellness & Retention Community, Indiana University and Amy Sannes, Arizona State University; Time: 12 pm CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Join us for a stress-free card making session. Make someone’s day by sending them the thank you card we create together. You can craft along or just learn the basics to create masterpieces on your own time.

Supplies needed if you want to craft along (measurements are in inches):

  • White card stock 2 pieces 8.5X5.5 (This is an 8.5 x 11 sheet cut in half)
  • White card stock 1X4
  • Patterned paper 4X5.25, and 3X4
  • Solid colored card stock that coordinates with the patterned paper selected (two pieces)  1.25X4, and 1X4
  • Black ink pad
  • Thank you stamp that will fit in a 1x4 space
  • Tape runner or two sided tape

Kahoot! Advising Quiz Game - Alli Scully, McMaster University; Time: 2 pm CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Test your advising knowledge in a friendly competition against your fellow advisors in this fun game of Kahoot! Claim your spot on the Global Advising Week Kahoot! podium. Download the Kahoot! app on your mobile device before the game begins.

     Winner - Shirley Enriquez, Full Sail University
     Runner-up - Patricia MacMillan
, Ontario Tech University

Adventures in Advising Podcast, Matt Markin and Colum Cronin; Guests are Terrance McClain, Charlie Nutt, Kathy Anderson; Click HERE
Matt and Colum will visit with Terrance McClain, Student Development Specialist, Texas State University; Charlie Nutt, NACADA Executive Director; and NACADA's incoming Board President, Melinda Anderson, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Elizabeth City State University.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Yoga for Advisors - Liz Sutton, University of Pennsylvania
Yoga presented in varying styles and time lengths to accommodate those with different experience and mobility levels. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Pet Portal -  Felicia Russell, Jackson State University; Time: 2 pm CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
For many of us, pets are our new coworkers so let's thank them for their support. Join Pet Portal to show off your barking, meowing, singing, or swimming friends to your fellow advisors. Animal lovers without pets are welcome, too!

     Winner - Most Unique Pet:  Amanda Roshan-Rawaan, Indiana University Bloomington

Eat and Engage - Cody Harrison (Moderator), Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 5 pm CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Join other members of NACADA, UKAT, and LVSA over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just to take a quick break! This is a time to take a break and hang out with colleagues we may not get to see as often as we’d like. Today's guiding question is: How are you keeping students (and yourself!) engaged in this virtual world we've landed in?

Student/Advisor Video - Suzanne Sealey and Amber Briggs
The tables have turned as Amber Briggs learns more about her advisor in this Student/Advisor Interview video. Watch as Suzanne Sealey answers questions about advising and why she got in the field.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Yoga for Advisors - Jennifer Payne, University of Mississippi
By connecting breath to movement, advisors can relieve stress and be more present in their professional and personal lives. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Eat and Engage - Ariane Berends, Leiden University (Moderator); Time: 7 am CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Join other members of NACADA, UKAT, and LVSA over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just to take a quick break! This is a time to take a break and hang out with colleagues we may not get to see as often as we’d like. Today's guiding question is: What successes have you had this past year? How have you celebrated them? Think professionally AND personally!

Celebrating the Profession of Advising During the Pandemic Symposium - Ariane Berends, Leiden University (Moderator); Kiana Shiroma, University of Hawaii Manoa; Wendy G. Troxel, Kansas State University; Kathryn Woods, University of London; Edna Renee Macbeth, Virginia Commonwealth University; Di Dingman, Indiana University; Kacey Gregerson and Jake Rudy, University of Minnesota; Olivia Miller, University of Kansas; Liz Sutton, University of Pennsylvania; and Chanda Walter, South Dakota State University; Time: 1 pm CDT
In this live, one-hour event, a panel of presenters will address the topics of Current Affairs in Advising Research, Advising Philosophy, and Self-care and Wellbeing of the advisor. After the panel mini-presentations, you will be able to discuss the topic of your choice with the presenters and colleagues in breakout rooms. Symposium handout available here.

Scavenger Hunt Game - Felecia Russell, Jackson State University; Time: 2 pm CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Kick-start your heart with this face-paced game! You will be on the run trying to find specific items before your fellow advisors find them.

     Winner - Margaret Mbindyo, Millersville University

Self Care Art Activity, Doodling - John Sauter, Niagara University; Richelle Brown, Freelancer; Wendy Schindler, Northern Kentucky University; Karin Readel, University of Illinois; and Heidi Purdy, Michigan State University Time: 3pm CDT  LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Doodling is art at its purest without the need for perfection. Whether you sketch in your margins, for relaxation, or use it to help with concentration, doodling is a great self-care activity. Join advisor/artists for some relaxing guided activities: nature doodling, digital doodling, emotion/thought based characters, pen & ink techniques, found object drawing.

Suggested Supplies:

  • Pencil - Sharp or mechanical (Eraser a bonus)
  • Pen - Any pen is fine (one with flat ink may be easier than a ball-point pen)
  • Paper - Nothing fancy required as you can doodle on anything
  • Interesting Objects - Anything that you have lying around your work space
  • Other art supplies are welcome, but not required.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Yoga for Advisors - Liz Sutton, University of Pennsylvania
Yoga presented in varying styles and time lengths to accommodate those with different experience and mobility levels. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Virtual Advising Bingo Game - Allison Scully, McMaster University; Time: 2 pm CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Advisors + Fun + Prizes = Virtual Advising Bingo! YES, there will be prizes for the winners of virtual Advising Bingo! Don't miss out on the fun! Did we mention BINGO!

     Winners:  Kaylee Webb, Texas A&M University
                     Charlene Ploetz, University of Maryland-College Park
                     Anna Bednarski, Indiana University Bloomington

Eat and Engage - Cody Harrison (Moderator), Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 3 pm CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Join other members of NACADA, UKAT, and LVSA over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just to take a quick break! This is a time to take a break and hang out with colleagues we may not get to see as often as we’d like. Today's guiding question is: What is the best professional advice you've ever been given? What is the best advice you would offer a new advisor? 

Self Care Art Activity, Happy Hour Coloring - Dane Zdunowski, Temple University; Time: 4 pm CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Are you looking to connect with fellow advisors virtually through a fun twist on happy hour? Bring your beverage and coloring book of choice and join us for a time to de-stress and relax. If you need to print out some free coloring pages, here are some recommendations:

Student/Advisor Video - Ariane Berends and Dylan Clementia
The tables have turned as Dylan Clementia learns more about his advisor in this Student/Advisor Interview video. Watch as Adriane Berends answers questions about advising and why she got in the field.

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Yoga for Advisors - Jennifer Payne, University of Mississippi
By connecting breath to movement, advisors can relieve stress and be more present in their professional and personal lives. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Eat and Engage - Cody Harrison (Moderator), Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 11 am CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Join other members of NACADA, UKAT, and LVSA over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just to take a quick break! This is a time to take a break and hang out with colleagues we may not get to see as often as we’d like. Today's guiding question is:  How are you keeping students (and yourself!) engaged in this virtual world we've landed in?

Charlie Trivia Game - Beverly Martin, NACADA; Time: 2 pm CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Charlie Nutt, NACADA's Executive Director, will soon begin phased retirement. Play Charlie Trivia to see how much you know about the life and times of Charlie Nutt! Download the Kahoot! app on your mobile device before the game begins.

     Winners:  1st Place:  Patricia MacMillan, Ontario Tech University
                     2nd Place:  JP Regalado
                     3rd Place:  Dane Zdunowski,
Temple University

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Yoga for Advisors - Jennifer Payne, University of Mississippi
By connecting breath to movement, advisors can relieve stress and be more present in their professional and personal lives. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Eat and Engage - Cody Harrison (Moderator), Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 11 am CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Join other members of NACADA, UKAT, and LVSA over a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, or just to take a quick break! This is a time to take a break and hang out with colleagues we may not get to see as often as we’d like. Today's guiding question is:  How are you keeping students (and yourself!) engaged in this virtual world we've landed in?

Charlie Trivia Game - Beverly Martin, NACADA; Time: 2 pm CDT   LIVE Event - requires Zoom registration here.
Charlie Nutt, NACADA's Executive Director, will soon begin phased retirement. Play Charlie Trivia to see how much you know about the life and times of Charlie Nutt! Download the Kahoot! app on your mobile device before the game begins.

     Winners:  1st Place:  Patricia MacMillan, Ontario Tech University
                     2nd Place:  JP Regalado
                     3rd Place:  Dane Zdunowski,
Temple University

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Yoga for Advisors - Liz Sutton, University of Pennsylvania
Yoga presented in varying styles and time lengths to accommodate those with different experience and mobility levels. Video may be viewed as you have available time.

Charlie Tribute Video
Charlie's friends from around the world have contributed short video messages of appreciation to him for his years of service to NACADA.

Advisors Got Talent (AGT) - Cody Harrison, Lincoln Memorial University; Time: 11 am CDT

     Winners:  1st Place:   Bryanna Licciardi, Middle Tennessee State University
                     2nd Place:  Brighton Brooks, University of Alaska Fairbanks
                     3rd Place:   Art Esposito, Cape Cod Community College

Closing Remarks from Incoming Executive Director, Melinda Anderson

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Ways to Say Thank You

  • Administrators and colleagues could send thank you notes to advising staff, by email or with online greetings via social media.
  • Create an online bulletin board for students to express appreciation to their advisors (i.e., Blackboard, Canvas).
  • Use screen casting tools to narrate a short story about your advising team or colleagues.
  • Record short messages of thanks or kudos and text or email them to advisors/tutors.
  • Attach NACADA’s virtual frame to your profile photo to raise awareness about how impactful advising is on campus and in the lives of students.
  • Give a virtual gift (e-gift cards) to show appreciation or promise some institutional swag or a pizza party once you are back in the office.

Self-Care Resources

Beach Scene with Sounds
5-minute Guided Meditation
10-minute Guided Meditation
UCLA Meditation Center
Let's Meditate App
Insight Timer App
Calm App