Throughout this 2017-2018 NACADA Webinar series on Building Advisor Competency, our presenters have shared information about the new NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model – the history of its development, the framework that underlies it, and the explanation of the individual competencies. From the first release of the Model, advising professionals and administrators have asked, “So now what do we do?” and “How can we implement these ideas on my campus?” In this concluding presentation for the Webinar season, our presenters answer those questions. As they explain how the Core Competencies provide a roadmap for professional development, they will discuss ways to integrate the competencies into advising practice and develop a concrete, intentional professional development plan. Whether you are a lone advisor in an academic department, part of a committee charged with designing training and development for advisors, or an administrator responsible for advisor development, this presentation will help you take the Core Competencies and apply them on your campus.
Theresa Hitchcock, Assistant Director of Advisor Training and Development, University of Louisville
Theresa Hitchcock provides training for academic advisors on centering their advising practice on student success. She was previously an academic advisor for twelve years working with a variety of student populations at three different universities. Theresa is an active member of NACADA, presenting regularly at annual and regional conferences, serving on the Professional Development Committee and Advisor Training and Development Commission, and participating as a mentor in the Emerging Leaders Program.
Erin Justyna, Director, Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement, Texas Tech University
Erin Justyna has been a part of the Texas Tech University (TTU) family for over nineteen years. She currently directs the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement. In addition to her work with the Center, Erin’s experience in higher education includes advising students with disabilities, teaching and mentoring students returning from probation and suspension, and promoting and facilitating advisor training and professional development. Erin’s presentations, invited talks, and publications have focused on a variety of topics centered around higher education, including creativity in teaching, professional identity, workplace culture, and mentorship.
Teri Farr, Associate Director of Academic Advising and Student Success, Division of General Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In addition to her role as Associate Director, Teri Farr is active with NACADA at various levels. Currently she serves as Chair of the Professional Development Committee, is a mentor with the ELP program, and is on the steering committee for the Commission on Undecided and Exploratory Students (CUES). She recently co-chaired the NACADA Region 5 Conference and was appointed to serve on the 2017 Annual NACADA Conference planning committee. Teri has been a NACADA member since 1995 and has presented on topics ranging from career development with liberal arts majors and advisor training and development. Her current role focuses on working with underserved students, students on probation and training and development of academic advisors.
Jennifer Joslin, NACADA Associate Director for Content Development, NACADA Executive Office, Kansas State University
Before joining the NACADA Executive Office, Jennifer Joslin served NACADA in many capacities, including as the association’s President. She is co-editor, with Pat Folsom and Frank Yoder, of The New Advisor Guidebook: Mastering the Art of Academic Advising (2015) and with Nancy Markee, of Academic Advising Administration: Essential Knowledge and Skills for the 21st Century (2011). Jennifer has presented at regional, national, and international conferences; consulted in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia; and presented webinars for NACADA on the topics of the Completion Agenda, social media, working with LGBTQA students, and advising administration. Tweet (@jenniferejoslin) and connect with her at http://about.me/jenniferjoslin.