Advising Graduate & Professional Students Commission

About Us

This commission comprises professionals who advise the post-baccalaureate student community. We welcome those individuals who work with traditional graduate students, professional degree seekers, adults returning for advanced degrees or certificates, and alternatively delivered and structured graduate and professional programs. Small in size but great in commitment, our commission provides a collegial and mutually supportive context for discussion of issues particular to serving these student populations. Ongoing projects include encouraging discussion of pertinent topics on our commission list serve, keeping our website up-to-date, and increasing our presence at national and regional meetings.

2014 Graduate & Professional Students Commission meeting at 2014 NACADA Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

Past Advising Graduate & Professional Students Commission Sponsored Sessions

2014 Commission Sponsored Sessions

Exploring Advising: Reaching Distance Learnings Through Online Advisement Courses [C61]
Shari Lindsey, Kelly Brown, Rachel Bonnett, University of Utah
Danielle Marble, Salt Lake Community College

Climbing Higher: Guiding Students on the Path to Graduate School [C261]

Lydia Cross, Theresa Duggar, Georgia Southern University

2013 Commission Sponsored Sessions
Taking the Next Step: Graduate Advisors as Recruiters [C181]
Lydia Cross, Theresa Duggar, Georgia Southern University

#DoThisNotThat: Using Social Media for Student Engagement [C192]
Justin Shepherd, Nicole Harris, University of Missouri

Engage Graduate Students on Your Campus: Tools for Academic and Faculty Advisors [C299]
Justin Bernstine, Angela Martin, Jeffery Peden, George Washington University

2012 Commission Sponsored Sessions
Overture to Orientation: Tips for Designing a Successful and Efficient Orientation Program for Graduate Students [C43]
Jason Mitchell, University of Kentucky

Tuning Up Our Practices: Professional Staff as Graduate Student Advisors [C189]
Lydia Cross, Theresa Duggar, Georgia Southern University

2011 Commission Sponsored Sessions
Have You Ever Thought about Pursuing a Doctorate? [C55]
Jennifer Bloom, University of South Carolina
Sharon Aiken-Wisniewski, University of Utah

Plotting the Course for Success: A Review of One Department’s Graduate Student Orientation Program [C137]
Rebecca Hapes, Texas A&M University

A Change in Altitude – Moving to an Online Graduate Student Orientation [C273]
Lesley Casarez, Angelo State University

2010 Commission Sponsored Sessions
Graduate Student Retention: How Important is a Good Orientation? [C20]
Stephanie Crouch, University of Texas - Austin

Writing Tutor Program Fosters Graduate Student Success [C191]
Alexis Hill White, University of Maryland University College

Meeting in the Middle: Exploring the Advisor-Graduate Student Relationship [C294]
Summer Odom, BillMcKim, Texas A&M University

Current Chair

Lydia Cross
Georgia Southern University

News & Updates

Join us at our meeting at Annual Conference!

When: Friday, October 13, 2017 from 11:15am-12:15pm

Where: Room 262