Why the Institute for Academic Advising?
The Institute experience is based on a program providing you and/or your team the opportunity to develop a customized Action Plan based on needs at your particular institution. This process is facilitated by attendance at a choice of Faculty lead sessions and working daily with an Institute faculty member and a small group of participants from similar institutional types. Specific objectives are met by participating in every aspect of the institute, from the opening general session until the last presentation. Please plan your schedule accordingly.
Quality Advising for Student Development, Retention and Completion
Research in the area of retention, in nearly all instances, concludes that the single most important contributor to student persistence and completion is the development of strong relationships between students and members of the faculty and staff. Because academic advising is the only structured service on the campus in which all students have the opportunity to develop an on-going, one-to-one relationship with a concerned member of the college community, quality academic advising should be a major strategy in every college's retention and completion planning.
By attending the Institute you will
- Achieve a better understanding of academic advising terms, methodology, and principles
- Reach the goals and expectations you bring with you to the Institute
- Develop a network of peers globally with whom you can connect with in the future for support and assistance
- Develop a workable action plan that will enhance advising on your campus
- Leave with a positive impression of NACADA and the work that NACADA does for Academic Advising
Who Should Attend
The Institute is designed for individuals or teams who have responsibility for academic advising, such as:
- Teams or individuals from an institution desiring to refine or redesign campus advising services (see the link to the right for more details on bringing a team)
- Advising Program Directors
- Academic Advising Campus Task Force Members
- Academic Advisors
- Academic Counselors
- Faculty Advisors
- Campus Administrators including Deans or Vice Presidents with responsibility for advising
At the end of your Work Group sessions you will have
- Participated in discussion of Institute presentations
- Provided feedback to Work Group Members
- Created an Action Plan for implementation on your campus
- Presented Action Plan to peers for feedback