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Since our last Annual Conference in Baltimore in October 2007, NACADA has had an awesome year! Our Association has continued to grow in its membership, its influence in higher education internationally, and in the variety of new and innovative professional development opportunities for you. Here are just a few of the key advancements made this year...

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Charlie Nutt, news
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It is my honor and pleasure to serve as NACADA’s President this coming year as the Association celebrates its 30th Anniversary...I look forward to my term as President this year while our Association pays particular attention to a number of critical and exciting areas.

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news, Casey Self
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I want to take this opportunity to outline for you the goals for enhanced use of technology...

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Charlie Nutt, news
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Academic advisors have always helped with a variety of student issues; however, as budget cuts are considered, it may become even more important that we be aware of the wide variety of knowledge and assistance we, as academic advisors, provide on a day-to-day basis.

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news, Casey Self
Posted in: 2009 March 32:1
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In the past 30 years, NACADA has grown substantially to nearly 11,000 members internationally and has become one of the key associations in all of higher education. 

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Charlie Nutt, news
Posted in: 2009 March 32:1
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Results of Member Assessment at 2008 NACADA Annual Conference Terry Musser, NACADA Board of Directors Assessments of membership information...

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news, Terry Musser
Posted in: 2009 March 32:1
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The NACADA Board of Directors and Council convened in San Antonio March 21-22 for our mid-year business meetings. I thought it would be appropriate to use this column to give my fellow NACADA members an update on two of the more timely topics the Board and Council are addressing at this time.

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news, Casey Self
Posted in: 2009 June 32:2
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This is NACADA's 30th Birthday! In "association years," we are still in our adolescence, growing and expanding, reaching for new horizons, and finding innovative ways to connect with each of you and provide the highest quality support and professional development opportunities to enhance the success of your students.

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Charlie Nutt, news
Posted in: 2009 June 32:2
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In 1979, a group of academic advising professionals successfully chartered a new association in higher education, the National Academic Advising Association. Thirty years later, we celebrate an organization that has become one of higher education’s premier educational associations.

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news, Casey Self
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We are beginning our celebration with this important issue of Academic Advising Today, highlighting not only major events and achievements of our 30 years, but also celebrating key leaders in our history.

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Charlie Nutt, news
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Students walk into our lives as they enter the academy in search of their academic goals and career aspirations.  With our help, they shape an academic plan that sets them on a course that changes them inevitably—once and for all—for good.

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news, Kathy Stockwell, Jayne Drake
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NACADA and the role of academic advising in the lives of students have definitely grown together in the past 30 years in a very symbiotic manner.  NACADA has had a direct impact on higher education’s understanding of the value of academic advising in student persistence and success, and the recognition of academic advising as both a profession and an integral component of student success initiatives has had a direct impact on NACADA’s growth in membership and influence in higher education.

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Charlie Nutt, news
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We hope that all NACADA members will think of themselves as diamonds in a vast backyard—a world-wide network of advising professionals. You are the change makers both on your own campuses and among your students. We urge you to inspire and be inspired. 

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news, Kathy Stockwell, Jayne Drake
Posted in: 2010 March 33:1
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As we continue to deal with decreased funding and increased student numbers, the issue of student success grows more important to our administrators, our students, and our public constituencies. Because student success is so often measured by retention and persistence to graduation, it is essential that advisors and advising administrators continue to grow in our knowledge, talents, and skills through continuing professional development.

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Charlie Nutt, news
Posted in: 2010 March 33:1
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Advisors play a powerful role in higher education today because they stand at the nexus between the students who often enter the academy unformed and undefined and those who leave with identities and life direction shaped by a convergence of influences marked by positive interactions with faculty members and professional advisors.

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news, Jayne Drake
Posted in: 2010 June 33:2
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Due to a myriad of reasons, higher education across the world is at a pivotal place in history; but no reason is as important as the increasing focus on Student Success! Academic advising is key to this success.

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Charlie Nutt, news
Posted in: 2010 June 33:2
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There is a tradition among NACADA presidents to use the September issue of Academic Advising Today to wrap up their year as president by casting a long look back—a kind of year in review—and sometimes by peering as far as the eye can see into the future...

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news, Jayne Drake
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One may ask why, in these tough financial times, have NACADA’s programs and publications grown and expanded during the past year? I feel strongly that it is because institutions are very carefully evaluating professional development opportunities and supporting only the best with their limited resources; many institutions have determined that NACADA provides the highest quality in professional development events and publications.

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Charlie Nutt, news
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The recent Annual Conference was, again, testament to the fact that advising is alive and well on campuses around the world, advisors are heavily invested in the success of their students, and NACADA plays an integral role in promoting and sustaining academic advising as a critical component of student services at our colleges and universities.

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news, president, Kathy Stockwell
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I am always on an emotional high after our Annual Conference, but this year I am even more so.  It was exciting to open our conference with good news...

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Charlie Nutt, news
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For advisors spring is a time to re-energize and enhance our advising skills so we are better prepared to help our advisees succeed. A great re-energizing step is attending NACADA Regional Conferences where we can meet advising colleagues from across our regions.

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news, Kathy Stockwell
Posted in: 2011 March 34:1
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Spring is finally here and with it comes a multitude of NACADA events and resources that not only support the student success, retention, and persistence efforts at campuses across the globe, but also provide all academic advisors with the professional development and skills needed to increase the success of students.

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Charlie Nutt, news
Posted in: 2011 March 34:1
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For NACADA, this has definitely been a busy and exciting time... Many exciting ventures are in the works, and I look forward to sharing the outcomes of those efforts in future publications and at the Annual Conference in Denver this October.

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news, president, Kathy Stockwell
Posted in: 2011 June 34:2
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While our steadily growing membership demonstrates NACADA’s financial health and stability, I am most proud of the work done by our NACADA leadership and Executive Office staff to expand our vast resources, services, and events that support our members and the profession...

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Charlie Nutt, news
Posted in: 2011 June 34:2
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As my year as President comes to an end, I am still honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve our Association in this capacity. This has definitely been the highlight of my professional career...

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news, Kathy Stockwell
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In just a few short weeks, NACADA members from across the globe will gather for our Annual Conference held this year in Denver. It is an exciting time for the Association each year as we share best practices in the field of academic advising and student success, hear results of the latest research and its implications for the field, and network with old friends and new colleagues...

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news, Charlie Nut
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Despite the tumultuous times facing higher education in the United States, North America, and across the world, advisors and advising administrators provided example after example of innovative programs, models, theoretical approaches, and interventions.

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news, president, Jennifer Joslin
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The global emphasis on student persistence and retention to graduation/completion continues to highlight the important role of academic advising in student success.

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Charlie Nutt, news
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March is the midway point of my year as President of NACADA and as with all checkpoints it's a good time to take stock of projects, tasks, and the inevitable to-do lists that are part of any meaningful endeavor.

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news, president, Jennifer Joslin
Posted in: 2012 March 35:1
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At the start of each calendar year, it is always gratifying to look back at the past year and see all that NACADA has accomplished in not only one short year but also in its rich and exciting history! But it is even more exciting to look forward as the NACADA Board of Directors, Executive Office staff, and all NACADA leaders are focusing on the future of NACADA and its place in higher education.

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Charlie Nutt, news, Global Community
Posted in: 2012 March 35:1
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I've never forgotten a meaningful NACADA keynote from a 2005 Region 6 Conference in South Dakota. The speaker was V. J. Smith, an administrator at South Dakota State University, and the theme was “being thankful.”

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news, president, Jennifer Joslin
Posted in: 2012 June 35:2
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What an outstanding spring it has been for NACADA and all of our members!... What an exciting time this is for the association as well as for our entire membership of over 10,800 members!

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Charlie Nutt, news
Posted in: 2012 June 35:2
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What a year it has been for NACADA and academic advising! In this, our 36th year as a professional organization, NACADA was “Near You” to provide 10 Regional Conferences; two Summer Institutes; a Research Symposium...

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news, president, Jennifer Joslin
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In the past 10 years, NACADA has grown to close to 12, 000 members internationally and has dramatically expanded the professional development events and resources offered to our members and to the profession.

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Charlie Nutt, news
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Emerging Leaders Program Advisory Board Chair Sandy Waters (Old Dominion University) is pleased to announce the 2012-2014 NACADA Emerging Leaders and Mentors.

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NACADA President Joshua Smith discusses his theme of “Professionalism” in the field of academic advising and the responsibility of each of us to champion the role of academic advising as central to student development and learning in higher education.

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news, Joshua Smith, president
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NACADA Executive  Director Charlie Nutt discusses changing the academic advising profession and higher education.

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Charlie Nutt, news
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In just a short few decades, the study and practice of academic advising has generated new ways of thinking and practice to address the ever-changing student body attending various institution types...

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news, Joshua Smith, president, theory to practice, research, professionalism
Posted in: 2013 March 36:1
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Our students, our legislatures and other governmental agencies, our students’ parents, and our boards of trustees or regents all are telling higher education the same message: Increasing the percentage of college completion and/or persistence to graduation is mandatory...

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Charlie Nutt, news, professional development, retention, persistence
Posted in: 2013 March 36:1
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As President this year, I have presented my views on professionalism in advising and my thoughts on the issue continue to evolve…

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news, Joshua Smith
Posted in: 2013 June 36:2
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In our nearly 40 years of existence, NACADA has grown into one of the most respected and valued higher education associations globally. This has occurred not by accident, but by the careful planning and hard work of many amazing volunteers and leaders as well as the NACADA Executive Office staff at Kansas State University.

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Charlie Nutt, news
Posted in: 2013 June 36:2
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Much of what was accomplished this year was directly connected to the Strategic Plan and years of hard work. That is one of the many beauties of NACADA – it enjoys a consistency of direction coupled with a commitment to improve and support effective advising in a changing landscape.

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news, Joshua Smith, president
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This has been a busy and exciting year so far for the association and the Executive Office. Since January, our membership has continued to grow and see major advancements in how technology is offered and utilized.

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news, Executive Director, CharlieNutt
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Emerging Leaders Program Advisory Board Chair Carol Pollard (University of North Texas) is pleased to announce the 2013-2015 NACADA Emerging Leaders and Mentors.

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news, Emerging Leaders Program
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This is an exciting time for NACADA and its membership. The Association counts on you to let us know how we can assist in enhancing your advising practice and meeting your goals... As an Association, we are navigating our charted course to maintain our focus on advising as a profession, the professional development of our membership, and effectively serving the needs of our diverse and worldwide members.

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news, Joanne Damminger, president
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What a tremendous year 2013 has been for NACADA, our leaders, our Executive Office staff, and most importantly our members! This year will be remembered in many ways but especially for our membership growth; our continued expansion globally; our focus on membership retention and leadership development; the Board’s approval of a new vision, mission, and goals for the association’s work; and our vast technological advances making our members’ connection with NACADA electronically easier and more beneficial to them.

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Charlie Nutt, news
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A candid conversation with Charlie Nutt, who joined the Executive Office of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) in 2002 and has served as the association's Executive Director since 2007. This article originally appeared in K-State College of Education Connections magazine.

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Charlie Nutt, news, professional development
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Often our days are so full of daily commitments and operational tasks that we neglect to recognize our achievements and the ways in which they benefit students, our departments, and our campuses. Please reserve a few minutes to reflect on the ways you have improved, or created a plan to improve, your advising practice.

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news, Joanne Damminger, president
Posted in: 2014 March 37:1
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Those of  us who are children of the ‘60s and ‘70s either loved, hated, or made fun of a singing brother-and-sister group, The Carpenters, but no matter where we fit on the spectrum we could not have lived in those times without hearing their music and of course one of their big hits was “We’ve Only Just Begun.”  While NACADA has made huge strides in our nearly 40 years as an association, it is important that we all know “we’ve only just begun” to make the significant impacts on higher education globally that our mission and goals demand we make.

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Charlie Nutt, news
Posted in: 2014 March 37:1
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What captivates me today is imagining the exciting and integral role that academic advising will play within colleges and universities in the not-so-distant future. What will higher education be like in the next generation?

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Charlie Nutt, news
Posted in: 2014 June 37:2
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In August 2017, the field of academic advising lost a champion with the passing of recent NACADA Journal co-editor Leigh S. Shaffer.  Leigh, a recognized scholar in his field of social psychology, authored or co-authored 11 peer-reviewed articles for the NACADA Journal, more than any other author in the Journal’s history.  

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news, research, build relationships, history, research group, advising research, death, dealing with death, Craig McGill, Marsha Miller, grieving
Posted in: 2018 March 41:1

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