Past Event

2016 Academic Advising Administrators' Institute
February 18-20, 2016 held at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa in Mesa, AZ

The Institute is designed for all levels of advising administrators: Those who are aspiring to become Administrators and those new to Advising Administration at all levels come learn the basics and network with others new to administration as well as those experienced administrators from whom you can learn valuable 'hands-on' information. This program is also geared to experienced advising administrators who are looking to improve their academic advising programs.


Track A = New and Experienced Administrators Track B = Campus-wide responsibility
4:00-7:00 pm   Registration
7:30 am-4:00 pm   Registration
 8:00-9:30 am   Opening & Plenary will include both Track A and Track B
Embracing the Role of Academic Advising in Supporting Student Success
 9:30-9:45 am   Break
 9:45-11:00 am Track A Work Group Session - Introductions, Initial Discussion of Action Plans to be developed at the Institute and group discussion of the first plenary
 Track B Work Group Session - Introductions and goals for the institute - group identify challenges for those with campus-wide responsibility but often no authority
11:00 am-12:30 pm Track A
Concurrent Sessions
Leading the Charge to Develop an Assessment Plan for Academic Advising
Engaging in Learning from/for Faculty Advisors
Developing and Administering Training and Development Programs
 Track B Case Studies/Networking - This discussion will be around building a culture where academic advising is valued - concepts of mission, goals, outcomes, assessment
12:30-1:45 pm   Lunch
1:45-3:30 pm Track A Work Group Session - Discussion of sessions and concrete beginning steps of action plan
Track B Work Group Session - Continue culture discussion and begin the "who should be advising and why" or the organizational/structure issues and the engagment of faculty in the academic advising experience of students
3:30-3:45   Break
3:45-5:00 pm Track A Concurrent Sessions
Advising Competencies: Development, Implementation and Assessment – NEW!
Strengthening Leadership by Developing Your Team
Maintaining Harmony and Building Staff Morale
Track B Case Studies/Networking - How to incorporate on their campuses the concept of teaching and learning including discussion of career ladders for primary role advisors and how academic advising plays or should play in promotion and tenure for faculty who advise. Discussion of the importance of research in the field
 5:00-6:30 pm   Reception
7:00-8:00 am   Breakfast
7:30-11:30 am   Registration
8:00-9:15 am   Plenary Session will include both Track A and Track B
Creating a Culture of Teaching and Learning in the Advising Experience of Students
9:15-9:30 am   Break
9:30-11:00 am Track A Work Group Session - Continued work on action plans and discussion of effective use of consulting time
Track B Work Group Session - Professional development issues in regard to all academic advisors - primary role advisors, faculty advisors
11:00-11:15 am   Break
11:15 am-12:30 pm Track A Concurrent Sessions
Connecting Academic Advising Conversations about Student Success
Research in Academic Advising
•Developing and Assessing Student Learning Outcomes
Track B Case Studies/Networking - Technology Issues for Academic Advising
12:30-1:30 pm   Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30-5:00 pm Track A Consultation Sessions - All participants will have an opportunity to schedule a time with an institute faculty member for assistance on their action plans
Track B Consultation Sessions - Participants can meet with one of Track B faculty on a specific issue
7:30-8:30 am   Breakfast
8:00-11:30 am   Registration
8:30-10:00 am Track A Concurrent Sessions
Recruitment and Evaluation: From the Search Process to Performance Reviews
Examining the Three NACADA Pillars: Looking at Concept of Advising, NACADA Core Values, and CAS Standards NEW!
Budget Planning and Management for Academic Advising Programs NEW!
 Track B Participants will attend one of the concurrent sessions
10:00-10:15 am   Break
10:15-11:45 am Track A Work Group Session - Continued work on action plan
Track B Work Group Session - Assessment
11:45-1:00 pm   Lunch
1:00-4:00 pm Track A Work Group Session - Action Plan Presentations
Track B Work Group Session - Collaborative Strategic Planning

Registration Information

Administrators' Institute February 18-20, 2016 Before/On 1/18/16 On/After 1/19/16
NACADA Member $640 $795
Non-Member $740 $895

Hotel Information

Hilton Phoenix/Mesa in Mesa, Arizona
1011 West Holmes Ave. Mesa, AZ
$149 single/double