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Budgetary reductions and constraints; Dealing with technological change; Understanding and implementing assessment strategies; Accommodating students with disabilities; Increased role of advising in retention; Changing student demographics; Institutional recognition for advising; Providing for professional development needs of staff; Encouraging and rewarding faculty participation in advising.

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professional development, NACADA, advising approaches, advising director, Susan Campbell
Posted in: 2002 June 25:2
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Critical to a defined and successful university advising program is keen administrative support that is manifest in the articulated expectation of quality advising. Certainly a reward system which includes advising as a priority is appropriate within a university culture which values and supports advising. Further, as administrators, we frequently have deep concerns about retention, when our primary focus should be the quality of advising.

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communication, role of advisor, advising strategy, advising approaches, advising director, Kathryn Martin, colaboration
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I profess that the most important job duty of an advising administrator is to hire the right people, because no other function done improperly or poorly will so quickly damage the advising operation and the mission of providing quality advising services to students. Over the twenty plus years that I have been an administrator/manager, both in higher education and private industry, I have observed that the art of hiring the right people is constantly cussed and discussed. One must continually hone hiring skills, especially in light of the ever-changing workforce landscape.

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decision-making, professionalism, advising director, Linda Chalmers
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Academic advisors can play an integral role in promoting student success by assisting students in ways that encourage them to engage in the right kinds of activities, inside and outside the classroom.

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graduation rates, role of advisor, student motivation, persistence, advising director, George Kuh
Posted in: 2006 June 29:2
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NACADA’s commitment to professional development is central to the advancement of career-building within the ranks of academic advising. Currently, there is no systematic understanding of, or advocacy for, career ladders for academic advisors across the range of educational institutions. To begin that discussion, several universities have developed career ladders for advising professionals and advisors within these programs have shared information from their institutions.

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professional development, advising director, Cindy Iten, Albert Mathey
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While many different types of workers think during their jobs, the primary purpose of a knowledge worker’s job is the creation, distribution, or application of knowledge. Academic advisors are the type of knowledge worker who learn and distribute information. 

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advising director, David Freitag
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Chances are that no amount of books (self-help and otherwise) and no amount of years under our belts in working with students could have prepared us for the realities of life in the director’s or dean’s chair...I offer the following observations directly to new administrators who have stepped into the fray with heavy metal body armor adjusted, swords drawn, and olive branches waving.

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advising director, Jayne Drake
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NACADA opened my eyes to the network of academic advising resources available and provided me the opportunity to develop an Action Plan for leading the Advising Task Force at my institution.

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advising director, Donna Ekal
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There are four key areas where academic advisors need to be bold.  Hang tight on these, and you will fulfill the NACADA values.  More importantly, you will serve your advisees well.

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career advising, major choice, personal philosophy, student motivation, advising strategy, advising approaches, encouraging students, advising director, David Throgmorton
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Great thought leaders represent one of the major driving forces of history and an underlying power for constructing local and global culture patterns...Just such individuals are now needed within NACADA to catalyze its march into the future.

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role of advisor, professionalism, advising director, Jeffrey McClellan
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Student advising centers are seen as accessible locations featuring professional advisors who facilitate student potential by assisting with educational plans and connecting students to campus resources – for the students who come. But what about the students who don’t?

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advising strategy, physical space, advising director, Terry Carroll
Posted in: 2010 March 33:1
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As academic advisors we interact with the entire campus community to communicate possibilities to students as they identify patterns and phenomenon that explain the world. But the majority of advisors never venture beyond this state of hypothesis to validate their knowledge, share it with other advisors, or use it to inform practice. Why?

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advising director, advising research, Sharon Aiken-Wisniewski
Posted in: 2010 March 33:1
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The use of “customer service” techniques in academic advising is controversial because of mixed perceptions regarding the definition of the word “service.” Many advisors fear the adverse effects this shift could have on the student-advisor relationship...How do advisors meet the service expectations of students while remaining true to our student development roots?

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communication, community relationships, advising approaches, advising director, John Updegraff
Posted in: 2010 March 33:1
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Even in the most challenging times, autonomy and freedom are powerful incentives that colleges can offer employees at little cost...

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Tim Kirkner, Julie Levinson, advising director
Posted in: 2010 June 33:2
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Advising administrators will find the advice shared in the Advocates Skill Set helpful in forming the solid collaborations needed for building, maintaining, or improving an advising program in our current budget times.

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advising director, Ralph Anttonen, Michelle M. White
Posted in: 2010 June 33:2
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As state budgets decrease and endowments shrink, advising administrators face difficult student services and staffing decisions...how institutions in two states are handling these budget shortfalls.

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Gayle Juneau, advising director, Joel Carr, Nancy Markee, Margaret Pentecost
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Advisors have the freedom to choose to be at one of four levels within our discipline: advising practitioner, emerging professional, advising professional, or advising scholar.

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professional development, advisor competencies, professionalism, advising director, advising research, David Freitag
Posted in: 2011 March 34:1
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When advisors understand the role of budgeting, how to manage budgets carefully, ethically and creatively, and learn to “speak the language” of budgeting, we can preserve funding and serve students even in the “lean times.”

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advising director, Robert Hurt
Posted in: 2011 March 34:1
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I strongly encourage all academic advisors to attend a NACADA Summer Institute during your career. You will be encouraged and motivated; you will learn new skills and be introduced to comprehensive resources. You will discover a wealth of wisdom, assistance, and knowledge from all you meet.

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professional development, advisor competencies, advisor training, summer institute, advising director, Colleen Bauer
Posted in: 2011 March 34:1
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New Directors of Advising are generally eager to succeed in terms of personal performance and team performance. The authors offer suggestions for negotiating unexpected challenges in a new advising director position.

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professional development, advisor competencies, advisor training, Ryan Hall, Teri Slick, advising director
Posted in: 2013 March 36:1
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The NACADA Academic Advising Administrators’ Institute gave me a formal setting to learn new concepts and theories in advising administration.  I also learned that many of the teaching methods used at the Institute could inform my practices in advising.

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advising director, Theresa Hitchcock
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I chair the Advising Committee on Minnesota State University Moorhead’s campus, and we have great ideas during our committee meetings, but never seem to find the time to develop and implement the ideas.  We needed to make a time commitment to our ideas, but we also needed some leadership and direction. To achieve these goals, we decided to send a team to NACADA’s Academic Advising Administrators’ Institute.

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advising director, Amy Sannes
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The steps detailed in this article have led to great improvement in the overall functioning of The Neighborhood Academy’s advising program, as well as commensurate improvement in student performance and the culture of the school.  It is hoped that our journey may, in some way, assist others in their efforts.

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community relationships, advising director, first generation students, Thomas Johnson
Posted in: 2014 March 37:1
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A college administrator discusses the skills that are essential to success in higher education.

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advising director, Barbra Wallace
Posted in: 2014 June 37:2
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