Author Archive: Samantha Gizerian

Looking Ahead

I can’t believe it’s already been a week since our Faculty Advising Community Meeting and the AC poster session in Phoenix. First of all, I want to thank all of you who joined us for the Advising Community Meeting on Monday 10/1!  The room was full of diverse ideas and viewpoints, and I hope that …

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Do you want to be more involved?

Whether you are joining us at the NACADA annual meeting or not there are plenty of opportunities for you to interact with the Faculty Advising Community!  Here are four easy ways to get involved: Be social with us: subscribe to our listserv, check out our website, and follow this blog!  If you’d like to contribute …

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Are you ready for Phoenix?

Yeah, I know.  It’s been a while.  But it has also been a couple of crazy semesters!  I have started and completed four major projects (including a book chapter and a curriculum redesign!) in the last 11 months, so please forgive me for not writing more often.  I am very much looking forward to things …

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Advising Time

The middle of the semester is always rough for me as an advisor.  It’s the perfect storm of anxiety-making things happening to our students: midterm grades, illness and injury, personal and relationship problems, the consequences of bad choices, and of course, registration for next semester.  All of which seem to end up in my office …

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NACADA 2017 Take-Aways

If you went to St. Louis: What did you take away from the NACADA meeting? Did you meet new colleagues or re-connect with old friends? Learn something that will change your advising practice? Hear an inspiring speaker?   If you (like me) were unable to go to St. Louis: What would you like to hear …

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Meet you in St. Louis?

If you’re headed to NACADA 2017 this week, there are several faculty advising focused events where you can connect with the Faculty Advising Commission: Thursday October 12: 11:30 AM in Room 241/242 “Supporting faculty who advise: Using findings from Faculty Survey of Student Engagement to activate discussions. Friday October 13: 7:15 – 8:30 AM in …

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Welcome Back!

It’s been a while, and it’s time to shake the dust off this old blog!  A lot of things have changed for the Faculty Advising Commission since the last blog post in 2014. First of all,  NACADA has gone GLOBAL.  In addition to serving academic advisors in the US and Canada, NACADA members have the …

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My thanks

Greetings, colleagues. . . This post will be my last as Faculty Advising Commission chair.  The last two years have been full of joys, challenges, accomplishments and disappointments; on balance, though, I wouldn’t trade the experience for any I’ve had with NACADA.  I really appreciate those of you who have contributed to the Commission over …

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Minneapolis faculty advising sessions

Greetings, colleagues. . . I hope many of you are making plans to attend NACADA’s upcoming annual conference in Minneapolis this October.  The Faculty Advising commission received nearly two dozen presentation proposals for the conference, and choosing which to recommend was a rewarding and challenging task.  Here are some of the sessions you’ll find at …

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NACADA’s strategic goals (8 of 8)

Greetings, colleagues. . . As we conclude our discussion of NACADA’s strategic plan, let’s consider the Association’s goal to “Pursue innovative technology tools and resources to support the Association.” Information technology tools are as ubiquitous today as air and water–and, depending on whom you ask, at least as necessary!  The Technology in Advising Commission is a …

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