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2016 March 39:1

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Being engaged in our profession means not simply gaining knowledge, but also finding ways to innovate and bring about new ideas.

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David Spight, president
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What can I do in my work with the association that benefits others, creates positive not negative moments, and helps both my own health and the health of the association?  … I challenge each you to join me in this path of self-reflection and on this guided pathway to being fully charged.

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Charlie Nutt, president
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Advisors use dozens of tools to aid students, including advising styles, recommendations, curricula, academic coaching, and more.  Any one of these may be appropriate with different students, or with the same students at different times.  But when advisors’ roles can include teaching, reviewing a checklist, making referrals, and more, how does the advisor know when to use which tool, when to offer a checklist, and when to engage in behavior counseling?

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, advising strategy, advising approaches, build relationships, active listening, Ann Lieberman Colgan
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Successful engagement in strong communication, problem-solving, and rapport-building skills – those critical to the relational component of advising – requires emotional intelligence. Without it, advising is little more than authoritative information dissemination.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, communication, build relationships, advisor competencies, active listening, Lauren Haley
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As the field of advising continues to grow, many students may look to peer advisor programs to explore potential pathways or to even start their career; support, guidance, and training are needed for these students as they transition into professional advising roles.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, Cheri Kau, Michelle Tagorda, peer advising, peer mentors
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Growing up in a small town environment can result in a steep learning curve when stepping out into the wider world…

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, Liberal Arts, at-risk students, first generation students, self-authorship, Jaimie Newby
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Multi-campus institutions have the complex task of providing advising services to meet the needs of their varying student populations.  Creating a campus-wide framework for advising services across all campuses can be challenging, especially when resources are limited, campus cultures are different, and there is a considerable amount of distance between campuses.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, collaboration, Tim Cox
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There is much debate in the academic advising community regarding the efficacy (or even possibility) of a unifying theory of academic advising.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, advising theory, Rich Robbins
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If one of the primary goals of academic advising is to get beyond learner engagement and into the realm of empowerment, then that also must be a focus of our assessment.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, assessment, Steve Quinn
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Barriers for new advisors seeking to engage in professional development include time, justification, venue, and cost. Reducing these barriers supports robust professional development of new academic advisors, enlivening staff and creating learning and mentoring connections across campus, between institutions, and within the profession.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, professional development, John Buckley, new advisor
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Helping high-achieving students develop the skills required to set a steady, productive pace while maintaining a sustainable workload is the most valuable lesson advisors can impart on this population.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, Kristy Spear, high achieving students
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Complete editions of AAT are provided to facilitate one-touch print capability, but readers are encouraged to view the individual articles to utilize the site's enhanced search and "related articles" features.

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