Theory and Practice of Advising

Upcoming Offering: June 2 - 26, 2021
Price:  $200 for NACADA members
             $400 for non-members

The “Theory and Practice” eTutorial is a 3.5 week, intensive-learning experience focused on foundational theories and the application of those theories (practice). Participants complete weekly discussion posts, quizzes, and other in-depth assignments, including creating a philosophy of advising.

This learning experience is perfect for new advisors and/or faculty and staff new to the advising profession. Individual members may register, and advising administrators, deans, vice provosts, training coordinators, business managers, and other institutional administrators may wish to enroll multiple advisors new to their campus or advising.

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 higher education advising administrators and advisors with experience in NACADA leadership roles. 

eTutorial Details

Format
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.

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

Outline:
Weeks 1 & 2: Advising Theory

  • Analogical Theories - Holland & Chickering
  • Normative Theories - Coaching as Advising, Appreciative Inquiry, & Advising as Teaching

Weeks 3 & 4: Academic Advising Practice

  • The Advising Session - Questioning Strategies, Working with Student Populations, Making Referrals, & Student Privacy
  • Exploring Academic Advising Approaches
  • Additional Readings & Resources

Assessment
Each week will include an assessment component including questions covering material and participation in topical discussions.
 
Completion
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 7 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 Firefox)
PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
There is no screen reader support for Canvas in Chrome

Registration

2021 Offerings:
  • January 6 - 30
  • February 3 - 27
  • March 3 - 27
  • April 7 - May 1
  • May 5 - 29
  • June 2 - 26
  • July 7 - 31
  • August 4 - 28
  • September 1 - 25
  • November 3 - December 7

July 2021 Registration


Registration is limited to 50 participants per monthly offering. Registration closes 3 business days prior to start of the offering.

August 2021 Registration


Registration is limited to 50 participants per monthly offering. Registration closes 3 business days prior to start of the offering.

Sept. 2021 Registration


Registration is limited to 50 participants per monthly offering. Registration closes 3 business days prior to start of the offering.

Transfer Policy

A transfer of registration fees to a future offering of any eTutorial offering may be made via request in writing and mailed or emailed (nacada@ksu.edu) to NACADA.

The request must be received three (3) business days (Central US time) prior to the start of the eTutorial offering. There is no charge providing the written request is received three business days in advance:

  • Transfer fee – $0.00 USD*

Requests made after three (3) business days and through four (4) business days into the eTutorial offering will incur the following charge:

  • Transfer fee – $100.00 USD

*If registration fees have been transferred at least once before, any future transfer fee is $100.00 USD, at any date.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of registration fees for an eTutorial offering can be made via request in writing and mailed or emailed (nacada@ksu.edu) to NACADA. Cancellations after certain dates will incur charges:

Any date ten (10) business days prior to the start of the eTutorial offering:

  • Refund of the registration fee minus $50.00 USD for administrative fees

Any date between three (3) and ten (10) business days prior to the start of the eTutorial offering:

  • Refund of the registration fee minus 50% for administrative fees

Any date after three (3) business days prior to the start of the eTutorial offering:

  • No Refund, due to faculty and technology obligations