Serving as an Institute Faculty Member

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Summer Institute (June or July), Assessment Institute (February), Administrators' Institute (February)

NACADA has a strong history of staffing our Institutes with highly qualified faculty members who are considered experts in their field. We are continuously striving to broaden our pool of qualified candidates that can serve as Institute faculty. We encourage ACTIVE members of NACADA to apply and expand the areas of expertise of our Institute faculty.

NACADA places faculty at all three of our NACADA Institutes: Summer Institute, Assessment Institute, and Administrators’ Institute. Each Institute has specific requirements to becoming a faculty member and requires completion of a specific Faculty Interest Questionnaire form.

It is important to note: you must show previous presentation experience and you must have attended the Institute you are applying to at least once as a participant before you will be considered for the faculty program. There are other eligibility requirements for each Institute, please refer to the list below.

The Intern Program
If selected as a potential faculty member, the first year of service you will be placed in our Intern program where you will work with an experienced faculty member in the preparation and presentation of sessions, as well work with your assigned faculty in the onsite Work Groups. This year is meant to introduce potential faculty to the caliber of work involved with being a faculty member, and give you hands-on experience in presenting and facilitating at an Institute. This year also gives the Institute Management Team the opportunity to observe you before making the final decision to bring you on as an Institute Faculty member. Those placed in the Intern program are not guaranteed a future position as a faculty member. No honorarium is paid to those brought in as Interns, however, NACADA does cover the cost of your travel and hotel room expenses.

How to Apply
To be considered for a potential faculty position at any of the NACADA Institutes, please carefully review the eligibility criteria below for the Institute you are interested in, compete the Faculty Interest Form and print/fax the form to 785-532-7732 or send via email to: jlrush@ksu.edu. All applications will be reviewed by the Institute’s Management Team for placement consideration in the upcoming Institute. Applications are valid for one year, if not selected in the year you apply you are welcome to reapply the following year. You are welcome to complete multiple Institute Faculty Questionnaires in the same year. Typically the Faculty/Intern review and hire process takes place in February for Summer Institutes and June for the Assessment and Administrators’ Institutes – please be sure to have your application in at least one month in advance of these dates to ensure you are included in the upcoming review process. Your application may be reviewed by any of the Institute Management Teams to see if your experience fits with the needs of that Institute. If you are selected to be a part of the Institute Faculty/Intern program, you will be contacted by the NACADA Executive Office once final selections have taken place.

 

Assessment Institute Application |  Administrators' Institute Application |  Summer Institute Application


Eligibility Criteria for all three Institutes

 

  • Applicants must be members in good standing with the National Academic Advising Association.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to NACADA's core values, vision, and strategic goals are essential.
  • Applicants should have recently attended as a participant, the Institute in which they are applying.
  • Applicants should have a history of increasing involvement and responsibility in the organization.
    • Examples: leadership at the state, regional, or national level; leadership with a Commission or Interest Group, presentations at the state, regional or national level.
  • Applicants must have experience in public speaking (on their own campus, at regional events or national venues).
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate applicable skills, academic advising experience, and expertise directly related to the curriculum presented at the Institute in which they are applying.

Institute Specific Criteria

Summer

  • Applicants must have experience and expertise in an advising program and the development and implementation of action plans. Applicants should be familiar with the Assessment process as well as the development of Student Learning Outcomes and Process Delivery Outcomes.
  • Applicant must have experience leading and facilitating group discussions as well as conflict management.
  • Applicants should demonstrate experience in academic advising specialties related to the event curriculum.
    • Examples: research, legal/ethical issues, advisor evaluation, constructing an advising handbook, advisor training, administration, technology, etc.

Assessment

  • Applicants must have experience and expertise in assessing and advising programs from development through completion of an assessment process. They should have knowledge and skills in the development of an Institutes vision, mission and goals as well as outcomes. They should have knowledge of mapping outcomes, measuring outcomes and analyzing outcomes. They should be able to demonstrate improvements/enhancements that have been implemented based on an assessment process.
  • Applicants should demonstrate experience in academic advising specialties related to the event curriculum.
    • Examples: rubrics, focus groups, advisor evaluation, team building, data management, developing an advising syllabus, developing/analyzing satisfaction surveys, data mapping, developing/using outcomes, etc.

Administrators'

  • Applicants must have experience and expertise as advising program directors/coordinators at their institutions.
  • Their experience must include several of the following:
    • Examples: Supervising personnel, hiring and training new advisors, team building, evaluating and assessing advising programs, managing budgets, serving as committee leaders, and/or applying for grants.
  • Applicants should demonstrate experience in academic advising specialties related to the event curriculum.
    • Examples: Hiring and evaluating, staff morale, assessment, team building, budget management, program evaluation, training and development programs, research, legal issues, etc.

Faculty Intern Expectations

 

Members selected to serve as a Faculty Intern at at NACADA Institute agree to the following terms:

  • Observe and assist mentor in their work as a work group facilitator at the Institute.
  • Observe daily meetings of work group discussions, guide discussion, control "dominators," and stimulate thinking towards the goal of helping group members complete an action plan.
  • Assist as requested in the development and facilitation of foundation sessions, topical sessions, and/or workshops as assigned.
  • Assist in the preparation of handouts, bibliographies and other support materials for assigned topics.
  • Meet all deadlines for submitting information to the Executive Office; found on the Faculty web page.
  • Participate in scheduled conference calls to coordinate content and delivery of session materials.
  • Observe and assist with consultations.
  • Interact informally with participants - meals, group functions, breaks, etc.
  • Participate in faculty planning sessions including those held on site.
  • Attend all General (Plenary) Sessions.
  • Attend all Institute Group functions; reception, meals, evening group activity, etc.
  • Participate in a faculty debriefing meeting at or near the end of the Institute.
  • Remain on site through the formal conclusion of the Institute.
  • Read and follow the NACADA Commerical Policy.

Please note that if you do not fulfill the expectations, you will not be considered to serve as a Faculty member at subsequent Institutes.


Faculty Expectations

 

Members selected to serve as Faculty at a NACADA Institute agree to the following terms:
Please note that if you do not fulfill the below expectations, you will not be considered to serve as a presenter at subsequent Institutes.

  • Serve as a small group facilitator at the institute:
    • Facilitate daily meetings of small group discussions; guide discussion, control “dominators,” and stimulate thinking towards the goal of helping group members complete an action plan
  • Develop and present/facilitate foundation sessions, topical sessions and/or workshops as assigned
  • Prepare handouts, bibliographies and other support materials for assigned topics
  • Meet all deadlines for submitting information to the Executive Office
    • Results of evaluations from past institutes have pointed to the need to reduce overlap across sessions and maintain as much consistency as possible across both institutes as possible. Meeting deadlines is an absolute necessity to allow time for review of information, revisions, and printing of the guides and other materials.
  • Participate in scheduled conference calls to coordinate content and delivery of session materials
  • Communicate and collaborate with the person(s) serving as presenter(s) of similar sessions at other Institutes to collaborate on the presentation materials in order to ensure as much consistency as possible in presentations across multiple Institutes
  • Communicate and collaborate with presenters at the same Institute covering sessions related to your session in order to prevent extreme overlap in information
  • Consult with participants as requested 
  • Write letter to each group participants’ supervisor/CAO/President to be sent following the Institute
  • Interact informally with participants – meals, group functions, breaks, etc.
  • Participate in faculty planning session held on Sunday morning
  • Attend all General Sessions
  • Attend all Institute Group functions: reception, meals, evening group activity
  • Participate in a faculty debriefing meeting at or near the end of the Institute
  • Remain on site through the formal conclusion of the Institute
  • Follow-up with your Work Group members at 3 and 6 months following the end of the institute re: progress they have made, issues, questions, etc. relevant to their action plan
  • Read and follow the NACADA Commerical Policy.