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The field of academic advising has various aspects that new advisors must navigate to fully embrace their position.  These tips can assist a new advisor in navigating these pathways and reveal new areas to explore within the profession.

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Tiffany Labon, Heather Ammons, professional development, new advisors
Posted in: 2013 June 36:2
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In response to a lack of on-campus advisor development opportunities and a reduction in employee travel funds, OASIS staff at Valdosta State University created the Master Advisor Series

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Kohle Paul, professional development, advisor training, Michael Kitchens, advising workshops
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Presenting at a NACADA event is a very rewarding experience, but it can also be a little stressful.  The author shares tips for a presenting a successful conference session.

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Kyle Ross, professional development
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As the field of academic advising embarks upon professionalization and as universities begin investing in more professional academic advisors, it is important to better understand advisors’ workplace education and career development.  To explore this underdeveloped part of the field’s literature, the author conducted interviews with four professional academic advisors to come to a better understanding of how they viewed their professional development and identity.

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research, professional development, Craig McGill
Posted in: 2015 March 38:1
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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
Posted in: 2016 March 39:1
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In the June 2016 edition of Academic Advising Today, NACADA Executive Director, Charlie Nutt, and NACADA President, David Spight, challenged members of NACADA to consider their role in and their contributions to the profession of advising... The work that lies ahead for NACADA members comes with the challenge of an evolving profession, and NACADA members will need to work collaboratively and steadily to capitalize on the momentum that has been created.

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Erin Justyna, advising philosophy, professionalism, professional development, advising skills, advisor competencies, career decision making, professional
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The author recommends the NACADA Summer Institute to any advisor who wants to learn, create something positive for their campus and students, and have fun meeting and collaborating with advisors from around the world.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, professional development, summer institute, Anna Lincoln, academic advising
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Advisors have to find balance between building relationships with students and ensuring students have the tools to successfully meet major and institutional requirements.  Advisors know how important a relationship connection can be to a student in helping them progress to graduation, but limited time with students can create pressure to focus on the tasks at hand.

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professionalism, professional development, advising theory, Lynsey Thilbeault, core competency model, leadership, pre-professional preparedness
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Often times, campus trainings tend to focus primarily on informational components; reviewing policies, procedures, and resources.  Although informational aspects of advising carry a lot of importance, to ignore any one component places the effectiveness of an advising program in jeopardy. Therefore, any academic advising training must give proper credence to each of three key components in order to be effective: informational, conceptual, and relational.  The importance of each should be reflected in on-going training and development programs.

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Kyle Bures, professionalism, professional development, advising strategy, technology, research, institutional climate, advising training
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When the author was charged to create assessment specifically designed for academic advising, she found assistance at the NACADA Assessment Institute.

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professionalism, professional development, reflection, assessment, Marita Poll

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