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Entries for November 2012

NACADA President Joshua Smith discusses his theme of “Professionalism” in the field of academic advising and the responsibility of each of us to champion the role of academic advising as central to student development and learning in higher education.

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NACADA Executive  Director Charlie Nutt discusses changing the academic advising profession and higher education.

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Developmental research data can offer us a better understanding of our students' decision making processes; especially in terms of risky behavior.

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K-12 education has long since discovered that parent–school partnerships can be harnessed as a tool to improve student achievement, reduce truancy, and prevent behavioral problems in school.  What lessons can be learned from their strategies that can be beneficial to academic support personnel in higher education?

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Light (2001) tells us that one of the most important things advisors can do is encourage students to participate in activities outside of the classroom. What would it look like if advisors took it a step further and organized activities designed specifically for high achieving students?

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The concept of resiliency has gained increasing attention as researchers ponder why some individuals exceeded developmental expectations despite unfavorable conditions.  Advisors may be able utilize this character trait to their advisees’ advantage in overcoming academic probation.

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Understanding the characteristics of foreclosure students can help advisors identify them and develop strategies to guide these students through the decision-making process as they choose a major and career.

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Students come to us looking for advice because they often feel lost on their own "yellow brick road" to somewhere. How do we want our "movie" to end?

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Started as an initiative to expand diversity of representation within the organization, the Emerging Leaders Program has completed its fifth year of existence, and NACADA leaders consider it to be a resounding success.

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My desire to become an ELP mentor stems from my desire to help other NACADA members in the same way that so many other NACADA members have helped me develop in my profession...Now I could give back to an organization that had given me stability and confidence, along with knowledge and life-long friends.

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During the 2012 Annual Conference in Nashville, more than 50 individuals gathered for a very stimulating discussion on Jane Pizzolato’s article Complex Partnerships: Self-Authorship and Provocative Academic-Advising Practices (2006). 

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