Technology in Advising Commission

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
Our activities include:
  • annual review and sponsorship of national conference proposals
  • solicitation of national and regional conference presentations and workshops 
  • compiling web resources for advisors, arranged by topics
  • organizing Twitter chats throughout the year
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. 


St. Louis 2017 Annual Conference Commission Sponsored Sessions:

Session #

Session Title






How to Scale and Manage Your Text Messaging Model for Advising


10:00:00 AM

11:00:00 AM

Room 222


'Nudging' Students to Succeed: A Model of an Impactful Communications Strategy


2:00:00 PM

3:00:00 PM

Room 275

Tech Labs at St. Louis Annual Conference:

The Technology in Advising Commission’s Tech Labs are 25-minute skill-building demonstrations highlighting practical, technology-based activities for participants to learn about, experiment with, and implement immediately. Topics have been selected with all skill levels in mind, introducing attendees to effective (and often free) new resources, and building confidence and competence in new tools to help you work with your campus. Whether you are a tech novice or tech savvy, there is something for everyone at the Tech Labs.  

Find topics, dates, times here

Twitter Chats:


Current Chair

Sarah Howard
Ohio State University

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