Category Archives: Strategic plan

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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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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NACADA’s strategic goals (4 of 8)

In this month’s post, we consider the next goal from NACADA’s strategic plan: “Promote the role of effective academic advising in student success to college and university decision maker.” From my perspective, that goal has two essential elements: (a) establishing the assertion that effective academic advising contributes to student success and (b) communicating that information …

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NACADA’s strategic goals (3 of 8)

Happy 2014 everyone!  I hope your holiday season was restful and enjoyable, and that your new term is (or soon will be) off to a great start.  In this month’s post, we look at NACADA’s strategic goal to “provide professional development opportunities that are responsive to the needs of advisors and advising administrators.”  One of …

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NACADA’s strategic goals (2 of 8)

In our ongoing discussion of NACADA’s recently approved strategic plan, this month’s blog entry looks at  the Association’s goal to “expand and communicate the scholarship of academic advising.”  To achieve that goal, we first need to understand the nature of “scholarship in academic advising.”  In his landmark and seminal book, Scholarship Reconsidered:  Priorities of the …

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NACADA’s strategic goals (1 of 8)

For the next few months, our commission blog posts will focus on NACADA’s newly adopted strategic goals.  Like strategic plans in many other organizations, NACADA’s plan is designed to guide the Association in the coming years; in other words, it provides direction for critically important decisions like resource allocation, evaluation & assessment and programs & …

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