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As advisors begin another academic year, I find myself wondering where the time has gone between when I started my presidency last October and now. While the time has flown by, I acknowledge that the association has accomplished much in these 11 months.

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Kyle Ross, president
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NACADA is here to support and guide you on your professional journey. 

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executive director, Melinda Anderson
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Strengths-based advising offers an opportunity to minimize bias and maximize inclusivity while recognizing the resilience and often overlooked talents of underrepresented students.

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Colleen Rose, strengths-based, social justice, underrepresented students
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Encouraging and advocating for faculty to highlight their advising work may help normalize the inclusion of advising efforts in tenure and promotion materials.

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faculty advising, Kalani Palmer
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The science on sleep is clear: poor sleep decreases mental capacity and compromises mental and physical health. In order for students to learn, and for any individual to thrive and enjoy clear mental focus, robust productivity and motivation, and general wellbeing, sufficient high-quality sleep is of paramount importance.

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student success, Anna Traykova
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Advisors play a key role in the success of student veterans as they transition to higher education. It is imperative that advisors comprehend the strengths of student veterans and the barriers they may face in higher education.

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Monteigne Long, student veterans, military students
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COVID shutdowns affected Gen Zers especially hard, with things like dating, making and sustaining friendships, and learning more difficult than in the past. Colleges and universities need to help Gen Z students assimilate back into campus life following the loss of a year or more of an important stage of psychosocial and academic development.

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Rich Robbins, Gen Z
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As the field of academic advising evolves, it is an appropriate time to consider the future of the field. Utilizing student opinions, instructional design perspectives, current emerging trend lists, and academic advising theory, this article attempts to bring attention to four trends that can steer or influence the field as a whole in the next five to ten years.

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technology, Zack Underwood, Daron Williams, Momiji Barlow, Hannah Libovicz, Olivia Wade
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Integrated advising approaches can empower advisors to uniquely adapt to individual student needs. Advisors can intentionally combine different advising approaches to achieve an individualized advising practice for each student they work with.

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advising approaches, Rebecca Weidner, Amy Soto
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One belief has always been central to the author’s work in higher education: students need to be empowered to take control of their educational experience. Transformational advising inspires students to innovate and create in ways to help them grow and shape their future success.

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Bill Johnson, coaching
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With the sheer number of duties that academic advisors face, it is a challenge to consistently preserve fundamental elements of communication. Nudges are powerful tools that, if designed correctly, can motivate students via encouraging, informing, or preventing.

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communication, Aaron Petuch
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There is a lot of time and energy that goes into creating spaces for difficult conversations. The payoff is realized when students can come in, be recognized for their identities, feel a sense of belonging, then go on to graduate.

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communication, Mindy Heggen, identity development
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There are many meanings to the term leadership and what it entails for higher education professionals. The authors discuss key components of strong leadership that can help academic advisors lead from their position on campus.

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Sara Gomez, Ann Hintz, leadership
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With fifteen years of successful leadership development now behind us, we are excited to recognize the many members of the NACADA Emerging Leaders Program classes who have served the association in a myriad of ways.

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Emerging Leaders Program, leadership
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Complete editions of AAT are provided to facilitate one-touch capability, but readers are encouraged to view the individual articles and provide feedback to authors.

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academic advising
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NACADA President Kyle Ross outlines pathways to involvement in the association.

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Kyle Ross, president
Posted in: 2022 March 45:1
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As long as there is hope, there is a chance for change. Change means growth, which means we blossom into better versions of ourselves.

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Executive Director, Melinda Anderson
Posted in: 2022 March 45:1
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It is no secret the work of an academic advisor can be stressful. With large caseloads, changing policies and demands from upper administration, and the wide varieties of emotions students bring to our office, it often can be overwhelming—and the field acknowledges this fact.

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stress, burnout, Kacey Gregerson, Liz Sutton, Olivia Miller, well-being
Posted in: 2022 March 45:1
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 In creating space for students, advisors and educators can thoughtfully reconstruct the ways in which inclusive practices are utilized while working with students, specifically those who identify in the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Eileen Makak, LGBTQA, inclusion
Posted in: 2022 March 45:1
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Perhaps the best advice for the future of advising is simple: practice being more human through listening, showing empathy, and compassion.

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empathy, stress, Jessica Nicklin, James Shattuck, Natasha Segool, listening
Posted in: 2022 March 45:1
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Meeting students on their level via social media usage has helped the authors become more holistic in their advising approach.

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communication, Jessica Jensen, Kelci Kosin, social media
Posted in: 2022 March 45:1
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The merit, purpose, and logistics of fulfilling general education requirements is a salient advising topic in conversations with students across a variety of undergraduate colleges and universities. A tailored approach is needed to meet the unique needs and interests of each individual student as they consider the many general education choices available to them.

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self-authorship, Susan Taffe Reed, Elysa Smith, Justine Leigh, general education
Posted in: 2022 March 45:1
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Advising in the liberal arts needs to make a fundamental shift in the definition of advising towards a model of integrating career and academic advising and changing what advising is for student success.

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career advising, Liberal Arts, Steven Schaffling
Posted in: 2022 March 45:1
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A personal advising philosophy should be sufficiently structured to give a framework to the advising process, but fluid enough to allow encounters with new scenarios, new students, and new academic and curricular developments. It should be nimble enough to respond to the ever-changing world of higher education in an ever-changing world.

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advising philosophy, Ellyn Mulcahy
Posted in: 2022 March 45:1
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Students from first-generation, specialized populations, and first year limited income (FLI) communities who gain access to higher education, must be supported by advisors with robust resources incorporating advising theory and framework to help students build a trajectory of new life opportunities.

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advising theory, Michael Geroux, Vincent Kloskowski, special populations
Posted in: 2022 March 45:1
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Cite this article using APA style as: Rizvi, K. (2022, March). Brimful development at the NACADA summer institute. Academic Advising Today, 45(1). [insert url here]

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professional development, Institute, Komal Rizvi
Posted in: 2022 March 45:1
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Complete editions of AAT are provided to facilitate one-touch capability, but readers are encouraged to view the individual articles and provide feedback to authors.

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academic advising
Posted in: 2022 March 45:1
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Executive Director Melinda Anderson finds her first year in the position exciting, thrilling, exhausting, and full of surprises.

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Executive Director, Melinda Anderson
Posted in: 2022 June 45:2
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The Relating-Understanding-Changing (RUC) Helping Model provides a framework emphasizing the importance of the relationship between the student and advisor.

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relationship building, GenZ, Olivia Elliot
Posted in: 2022 June 45:2
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Supporting transfer students must be a commitment across higher education. One means of prioritizing transfer students is fostering a transfer receptive culture.

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Anna Peace, transfer students, 2-year colleges, community colleges
Posted in: 2022 June 45:2
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Mid-career adults entering or re-entering higher education face an exciting, confusing, and sometimes humbling experience. The transition to college life and expectations can be especially challenging to non-traditional students when institutional expectations seem rigid. The author offers 10 tips from research and practice to support adult students who make the tough transition to a less-flexible undergrad program.

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Kathryn Larson, adult students, non-traditional students
Posted in: 2022 June 45:2
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For advisors wanting to better prepare themselves to support students experiencing Imposter Syndrome, this article will provide information and practical insights that will help guide and educate students toward healthier mindsets.

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imposter syndrome, Jeannine Kranzow
Posted in: 2022 June 45:2
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Learning to recognize and identify Imposter Syndrome in advising appointments is key to understanding how, when, and why some students fall prey to its influences.

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imposter syndrome, Brianna Harvey
Posted in: 2022 June 45:2
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Challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, although forcing some abrupt changes, have also provided some unique opportunities to re-evaluate accessibility of advising within the institution.

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virtual advising, Tiffany LeDonne-Smith, Jackie Keith, accessibility
Posted in: 2022 June 45:2
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The author shares insights gained during the coronavirus pandemic and thoughtful ways those may be carried forward.

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Steve Quinn, virtual advising
Posted in: 2022 June 45:2
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Originals renounce default ideas and concepts in favor of exploring if better alternatives exist. For advisors, this means more than simply thinking outside the box.

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Chris Hubbard
Posted in: 2022 June 45:2
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The author shares lessons learned from an experience with improvisation.

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communication, Jason Higa
Posted in: 2022 June 45:2
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Complete editions of AAT are provided to facilitate one-touch capability, but readers are encouraged to view the individual articles and provide feedback to authors.

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academic advising
Posted in: 2022 June 45:2

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