Author Archive: Samantha Gizerian

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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NACADA’s strategic goals (7 of 8)

Greetings, colleagues. . . In our ongoing exploration of NACADA’s strategic goals, this month we consider the penultimate in the list:  Engage in ongoing assessment of all facets of the Association. For better or worse, “assessment” is firmly planted in the higher education landscape.  And, in the final analysis, assessment isn’t something we do solely …

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NACADA’s strategic goals (6 of 8)

Greetings, colleagues. . . In this month’s post, we continue looking at NACADA’s strategic goals, with a specific focus on the goal to “develop and sustain effective Association leadership.”  Of all the professional organizations I’ve worked with in my career, NACADA is far-and-away the best at involving members, developing and equipping those interested to lead …

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Faculty advising webinar

Greetings, colleagues. . . On Thursday, 24 April 2014 at 11 a.m. PDT, I’ll be moderating an official NACADA webinar titled “Balancing Faculty Advising with Other Faculty Responsibilities.”  The webinar will be a panel discussion focusing on: How academic advising factors into reappointment / tenure / promotion decisions Synergies between advising and teaching / research …

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NACADA’s strategic goals (5 of 8)

Workng our way down the list of NACADA’s strategic goals, this month’s post looks at the Association’s goal to “create an inclusive environment within the Association that promotes diversity.” In preparing this post, I came across the concept of a ‘diversity wheel.’ Here’s an example from Johns Hopkins University (http://web.jhu.edu/dlc/resources/diversity_wheel/): When I consider all the …

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