Administration of Advising

Do you administer an advising department or manage a staff that includes advisors?  The following resources are a combination of articles written by fellow NACADA members, content created with the help of members and Executive Office staff and other curated resources that administrators might find helpful in their work.


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How to lead faculty and staff advisors in harmony

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Moving into a Director of Advising role is both exciting and challenging. New advising directors are generally eager to succeed in terms of personal performance and team performance. However, the authors of this article remember some “unforeseen” challenges from our initial stages of being new Directors of Advising. Rarely do advising directors receive training and development opportunities in order to be successful in these new roles.  Moreover, higher education in general seems to lag behind our more corporate counterparts in providing appropriate formalized mechanisms for future advising directors wishing to transition into management/supervisory levels. Read More

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