Advising High Achieving Students Community

About Us

The Advising High Achieving Students Community encourages professional development, networking, and research activities for academic advisors working with a high-achieving student population. For example, member of this community may have interests in:

  • Directing undergraduate research opportunities
  • Administering honors programs
  • Developing enriched curricular opportunities both inside and outside the classroom
  • Organizing summer bridge programs for promising high school students
  • Recruiting especially able students of diverse backgrounds
  • Mentoring scholarship applicants
  • Helping bright students make realistic adjustments to the college environment
  • Advocating for general education among students ready to specialize early

What is a High-Achieving Student?

In comparison to their peers, high-achieving students seek out and excel at more than the usual opportunities and challenges. This may include an exceptionally-gifted musician, a student publishing research, a graduate-school bound student, or a student in an honors program.


How can I connect with community members?

  • Join our listserv. See the link on the right of the page for directions. NACADA membership is not required. Anyone can post a question share a resource they found valuable, ask others if they are interested in joining together to submit proposal for presentations at regional and national conferences.
  • Join our FB page. NACADA membership is not required. Just like the listserv, this is a place to network, contribute ideas, and seek input from others.
  • Join our community as a member. For NACADA members, you can login to " My Profile" from the NACADA homepage and select us as one of your commissions. This will ensure you receive emails that invite you to participate in official activities of the community.
Can I be actively involved in the community even if I can't attend a NACADA conference?
YES! Members can review conference proposals, contribute to our community resources webpage, participate in listserv and Facebook exchanges, and contribute to other current goals of the community. Please contact the commission chair for more information.


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Current Chair

Kristy Spear
University of Florida

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