Academic Advising Resources in Response to COVID-19

NACADA Resources

Academic Advising Responses to COVID-19 in the U.S. Online Discussion from March 12, 2020:

Advising Continuity: Going Remote in Difficult Times Online Discussion, March 27, 2020. Presenters included Christine Smith Olsey, Western Governors University, Ryan Salvador, Stanford University and Cynthia Pascal, Northern Virginia Community College

Advising Using Microsoft Teams Online Discussion March 2020 with Kasandrea Sereno, Chair of the Technology Advising Community

Advising Transfer Students Advising Community Online Discussions from April 2020 on Moving Orientations Online

NEW April 2020 - Being an Academic Advisor at a Two Year College During COVID-19.  A panel comprised of our Two Year Colleges Advising Community Steering Committee members discussed the following topics: Different ways to use technology to provide remote advising, how to handle student insecurities (financial, emotional, etc.), what standards and policies are important to keep and where should flexibility come in and advisor well being. 

April 17, 2020 Maintaining a Community of Care During the Coronavirus Crisis
Facilitated by Kimberly Smith | Panelists: Sean Bridgen, Elizabeth Higgins, Cynthia Pascal, and Dana Zahorik 

April 2020 Appreciative Advising in a Virtual World

May 2020 Training the New Virtual Advisor

This discussion was sponsored by the Two Year Colleges, Technology, and Training and Development Advising Community and discussed the following:

  • Demonstration of a Professional Development Advisor Course focused on Guided Pathways
  • Tips and Tricks in creating an online training experience for advisors
  • Opportunity to share different ideas and challenges from campuses across the Globe

The live event had technical difficulties, so Sarah Banner from Mesa Community College and Chair of this community, recorded her presentation and added the related materials:

View the Recording - Password: 5g?59ZO0 
View the Presentation Slides
Guided Pathways Professional Development Toolbox

Submit questions about the presentation and best practices from your institution 
See question and best practice responses

Managing Uncertainty: COVID 19 special episode, Adventures in Advising Podcast by Colum Cronin and Matt Markin

June 2020 Xenophobia, Anti-Asian Racism, and Intolerance: How to support Students, Faculty, and Staff during COVID-19 


Distance Advising For Online Education (DAFOE) 2018 and 2019 Online Discussions:

Other Resources

  • Advising in Times of Disruption document - Compiled by Sarah Howard, Ohio State University and co-authored with participants of the @AcAdvChat community.  Request edit access in order to add your own resources here. 



Technology for Remote Advising

Equipment suggestions

  • Webcam: Logitech HD $35/cam or $56/cam & headset, example here at (not an affliate link)

Free Tech Tools

Handouts for Students

Online Calendars with Outlook Integrations: 

Related Topics:

Index of Topics
Advising Resources

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Facebook Groups:

NACADA LISTSERVS active during COVID-19: