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Voices of the Global Community


2015 December 38:4

As an association we have focused the past couple of years on leadership sustainability, diversity, and research. We have made strides with all three topics, but we still have a way to go, especially as we continue to grow more globally as an association…. I have challenged the Board and the Council to focus on engagement… But of most importance, I challenge all of you…

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NACADA continues to change the field and the profession for the good in a multitude of ways…

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Readers are encouraged to join in the ongoing conversation...

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As a scholar now interested in the evolution and history of academic advising, I am eager to see a scholar-practitioner community emerge in this field, and I am spurred by the growth in interest around scholarly inquiry and its rise, particularly among practitioners

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Students who wait until they are faced with an obstacle to generate alternative opportunities in career development can experience a shock that they are not prepared to deal with.  Their initial plan is the only direction they have considered, and when the road blocks appear, students cannot see beyond them.

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What happens when college students experience the death of a close friend or family member?  How will the advisor know that the student is grieving and how can academic advisors help college students navigate this normative developmental experience so that it does not have a negative impact on their academic work and personal functioning?

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With tightening budgets and growing technology, it is important for advisors to reflect on which technology they utilize to advise and which technology is appropriate for each advising situation.

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Because non-traditional students have different characteristics and needs than traditional students, advisors must adapt the way they interact with this unique population.

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Higher education professionals often think that since transfer students have already attended another college, they don’t need as much attention or assistance.  The students often think that since they’ve attended another institution they know all they need to know.  Both of these thoughts couldn’t be further from the truth.

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One in five incoming freshmen identify themselves as pre-med for both public and private universities; advisors must be available to address the specific academic concerns of students interested in the health professions.

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The demands and responsibilities placed on advisors can be overwhelming... Rather than dealing with stress in unhealthy ways, advisors should look at a regular practice of the PEACE approach for stress management.

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As registration opens for the 2016 NACADA Region Conferences, advisors from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa provide five tips to help attendees make the most out of their conference experience.

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NACADA Assessment Institute attendees leave with tools in their assessment tool box that will serve for years to come.

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