The purpose of NACADA's Technology in Advising Commission is to help academic advisors, faculty advisors, and advising administrators understand the impact of using technologies in advising, including:
- Online communication & virtual advising
- Degree audits & web registration
- Student information systems & electronic advising notes
- Social and connected spaces for innovative staff/faculty resources
- Understand the ideas and trends of how technology is being utilized in higher education
This commission seeks to serve as a central resource and clearinghouse for information about innovations and issues in academic advising technology. Through our commission Web site, listserv (TECADV-L), and our social media platforms including our NACADA Technology in Advising Facebook Group, on Twitter (using the hashtag #AcAdv or #AdvTech), and at national and regional conferences, we actively seek to encourage NACADA members to engage in topical discussions and activities related to the uses of technology in advising. We encourage you to check out information on this web space and our active AdvTech Wiki.
The Technology in Advising Commission (#AdvTech) activities include our annual review and sponsorship of national conference proposals, coordination and oversight of the Electronic Publication Awards nomination and selection process, selection of Service to Commission Award winners, and solicitation of national and regional conference presentations and workshops. Commission members are also involved in the production of written works, including contributions to such publications as the NACADA Journal, NACADA Academic Advising Today, monographs, and other efforts related to critical advising issues. The commission also maintains 'Academic Advising Resources on the Internet,' an extensive, annotated list of links to Web resources for advisors, arranged by topics. The chair of the commission is assisted by an active steering committee, with membership by invitation.