Tag Archives: faculty advising

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Faculty Advising sessions in Salt Lake City

Greetings, colleagues. . . Please join me in congratulating all the folks listed below, who have confirmed their participation in the NACADA annual conference in Salt Lake City this October!  As you can see, we’ll have a lot of variety in topics and institutional types representing the Commission. In addition to the sessions listed below, …

Continue reading

Only Four Jobs in the World

Greetings, colleagues. . . A few days ago, I ran across this entry via my LinkedIn account: In the accompanying post, Mr. Adler wrote: Everything starts with an idea. This is the first of the four jobs – the Thinkers.  Builders convert these ideas into reality. This the second job. Improvers make this reality better. This is the third …

Continue reading

Are you stressed?

Perhaps you read the recent article at Forbes.com on the most and least stressful jobs of 2013; it received some attention in academics because the author, Susan Adams, asserted that university professors have the least stressful job. (If you haven’t yet read the article, I encourage you to check it out: The Least Stressful Jobs …

Continue reading

Open forum on faculty advising issues

What do you see as the important issues faced by faculty advisors? Examples I often hear about include: How to motivate faculty, most of whom are already busy with their classroom and research responsibilities, to take advising seriously and do it well. How to help faculty understand that advising is more than just telling students …

Continue reading

Involvement opportunities

Greetings, colleagues. . . I was delighted to meet many of you at the recent NACADA conference in Nashville; I hope all of you enjoyed the conference as much as I did.  I found many of the sessions really informative and interesting. I wanted to call your attention to a couple opportunities for involvement in …

Continue reading

Welcome!

Welcome to the blog for the National Academic Advising Association’s Faculty Advising commission.  NACADA is a professional association dedicated to the improvement of academic advising throughout higher education.  The Faculty Advising commission is one of several such groups within NACADA.  We welcome any NACADA member with an interest in faculty advising, regardless of position title, …

Continue reading