Faculty Advising and Student Success eTutorial

Dates: 2020 Offerings TBD

Price:  $110 for NACADA members
             $225 for non-members

The “Faculty Advising and Student Success" is designed for faculty advisors and focuses on understanding faculty advising as integral to student success on campus. Participants will discuss the importance of defining the faculty advising role on campus and discovering (or refining) advising approaches for faculty. The eTutorial is a 3.5 week, intensive-learning experience. Participants complete weekly discussion posts, quizzes, and other in-depth assignments.

This learning experience is perfect for new or experienced faculty (or those faculty new to the advising role). Individual members may register, and advising administrators, deans, vice provosts, training coordinators, business managers, and other institutional administrators may wish to enroll multiple faculty advisors.

Participants will register on the NACADA website when registration opens. Participants will use the NACADA Canvas Learning Management System to complete the eTutorial. 

eTUTORIAL MODERATORS: Moderators are faculty advising leaders with experience in NACADA leadership roles. 

eTutorial Details

Participants will complete in-depth readings, post replies to discussion boards, and complete quizzes and other assignments. Participants can work at their own pace within each week. There will be weekly assignments but no set time to be online. Participants will have the entire week to complete that week's content, which could be completed in several days or done during the week as their schedule allows. By offering this information in an online format, participants are provided a learning opportunity that can be accessed either in their own home or office, and at a time of day that works best for their schedules. Assignments, including discussion posts, quizzes, and readings will be required each week.

Outline for the Faculty Advising and Student Success module:

Week 1: Faculty Socialization: Factors that shape faculty role learning

Week 2: Teaching as Advising and Advising as Teaching: How are the critical thinking skills you develop in your discipline similar or different from developing critical thinking skills for your students as they engage in academic and career planning?

Week 3: Introduction to the NACADA “Faculty Guide to Academic Advising”

Week 4: How do faculty view advising and how has that changed over time?

The eTutorial is 3.5 (3 1/2) weeks in length. Participants should expect to spend between four-eight hours per week completing the reading, posts, and assignments.

This eTutorial is structured in a manner that allows the participants to develop an international network through interaction with other members of their cohort through virtual chat rooms and discussion boards.

Moderators will be assigned to assist those taking the eTutorial by posing questions for discussion, sharing successful practices, and answering questions.

Each week will include an assessment component including questions covering material and participation in topical discussions.
Upon successful completion (70% or better within the eTutorial) of all 3.5 weeks, the participant will receive a certificate of completion suitable for framing.

Computer Specifications

Canvas and its hosting infrastructure are designed for maximum compatibility and minimal requirements.

Operating Systems
Windows XP SP3 and newer
Mac OSX 10.6 and newer
Linux - chromeOS
Computer Speed and Processor
Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
1GB of RAM
2GHz processor
Internet Speed
Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments.
Minimum of 512kbps
Screen Readers
Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
PC: JAWS (latest version for Internet Explorer 10 &11)
PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
There is no screen reader support for Canvas in Chrome


2019 offerings of this eTutorial: 

  • TBD

Refund Policy

A refund of eTutorial fees, less a $25 administrative fee, will be made with a written request prior to a 21 days deadline.

Within 20 days: No refunds. At any time prior to the beginning of the eTutorial, a participant may transfer a registration to another individual from the same institution. The new individual must complete and submit a registration form indicating the substitution.