Academic Advising Administrators' Institute

February 18-20, 2016
Mesa, Arizona

This highly successful NACADA Administrators' Institute will provide you with strategies to enhance your own leadership and to lead an academic advising program on your campus! The Institute will utilize learning community groups facilitated by Institute faculty who are experienced advising administrators and leaders in the field and thisyear there will be a seperate track for those with campus-wide responsiblities.

Track A - New or Experienced

Track B - Campus-wide Responsibility

WHO:

Those with responsibility and authority for advising centers or offices: may include advising coordinators, lead advisors, advising directors, associate/assistant college deans, or faculty advising coordinators.

WHO:

Those with campus-wide responsibility and authority of academic advising institutional wide; may include Provosts, VP for Student Affairs, VP for Enrollment Management, Associate/Assistant Provosts for Undergraduate Studies, Directors or Deans of University Colleges, Directors of Institutional Academic Advising

TRACK FOCUS:

Participants will have the opportunity to network and learn from each other as well as learn through a series of plenary sessions and concurrent presentations by Institute Faculty.

This track will utilize learning community groups facilitated by Institute Faculty who are experienced advising administrators and leaders in the field. The faculty and groups will assist in the development of the participant actions plans. The action plan will focus on a key issue or concern on your campus that you want to hone in on to make significant changes and improvements at your institution.

The Institute welcomes both individuals and administrative teams. Action Plans can be developed individually in cooperation with institute faculty or with your own personal team with a faculty member overseeing your plan.

Track A will also offer an innovative curriculum and updated or new concurrent sessions from which participants can choose.

TRACK FOCUS:

Participants will have opportunities for discussions to learn from each other and gain hands-on strategies that are being used at all types of colleges across the globe. The primary themes that may be the focus are:

  • Building an institutional culture of academic advising as a a key to student success
  • Building a culture of collaboration and partnerships across the institution
  • Incorporating academic faculty into the academic advising culture
  • Developing comprehensive campus-wide faculty development programs
  • Developing campus-wide assessment of how academic advising is having an impact on student success
  • Developing evaluation and reward systems for academic advising, both primary and faculty
  • Developing lines of communication from institutional Chief Executive Officers and front line advisors
  • Developing institutional financial support of academic advising and advisors
  • Building an external network of colleagues across the globe for support and discussions