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NACADA AdvisorConnect Web Event

AdvConLogo.jpgBalancing Academic Advising with other Faculty Responsibilities (DW55)

Online Webinar Presentation
Thursday, April 24, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central Time

NACADA members register by March 24, 2014 to receive Early Bird Discount
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (or earlier if our connection limit is reached)

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Webinar Overview

Regardless of academic discipline and institutional type, many faculty feel stretched to their limits by teaching, research, and academic governance responsibilities.  In this Web Event, sponsored by NACADA's  Faculty Advising Commission, our panelists will share tools and strategies to balance advising with those other tasks.  Participants will hear from a diverse panel of experienced faculty advisors from a broad range of institutional types and will leave with practical ideas for ensuring that students receive the best possible advising without neglecting other responsibilities.


Bob Hurt, Professor of Accounting, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Bob Hurt has been a member of NACADA since 2004, and was a graduate of the first cohort in the Association's graduate certificate program. In addition to his current role as Faculty Advising  Commission Chair, Bob has served on the Publications Advisory Board, NACADA Journal board and Research Committee.  Bob's academic background is in business; he has worked at Cal Poly Pomona, one of the 23 campuses of the California State University, since 1987.


Allison Hoffman, Instructor/Academic Advisor, Northwest Missouri State University

Allison Hoffmann is in her seventh year as an instructor in the business department at Northwest Missouri State University. In addition to her teaching duties, she advises an average of 185 undergraduate business students and four students organizations. Hoffmann was a recipient of the 2012 NACADA Outstanding Faculty Academic Advising Award and the ACBSP Region 5 Teaching Excellence Award.  Allison presented The Faculty Advising Challenge: Best Practices for Advising Traditional and Online Students at the 2012 NACADA Annual Conference in Nashville.

David Boose, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Teaching and Advising, Gonzaga University

As a faculty advisor, David Boose has 15 years of experience helping science and pre-health-science students find their academic and life paths. As the Director of the CTA, he developed a year-long, cohort-based training program for new faculty advisors, which draws heavily on NACADA resources and emphasizes the close connections between advising and teaching. He has been a NACADA member since 2008, and in 2012 he presented The Faculty Academy: A Year-Long Cohort-Based Training Model for Faculty Advisors, sponsored by the NACADA Faculty Advising Commission, at the Annual Conference in Nashville.

Jeanne Westgard, Academic Advisor II and Adjunct Faculty, Department of History/Anthropology/Political Science, Salt Lake Community College

Prior to attaining her current dual appointment at Salt Lake Community College as both an academic advisor and instructor for the Management Department in the School of Business, Jeanne Westgard taught at Montana State University, Marylhurst University, and Portland State University, and also worked as an academic advisor in the General Studies Department at Montana State University. Jeanne graduated from Montana State University with a BA in Speech Communications, MPA in Public Administration and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. Her research interests include Organizational Behavior and Theory, Community-based Natural Resources Management, Collaborative Governance and Political Economic Change. She has extensive experience in risk management, alternate dispute resolution, and econometrics and non-market evaluations in the private sector.  

Nancy Dreschel, Instructor of Companion Animal Science, Pennsylvania State University

Nancy Dreschel has been teaching and advising students in the animal science program for nine years after a 13 year career as a practicing veterinarian. She has a PhD in Biobehavioral health and her research interests include human-animal interactions, working dog and shelter animal welfare, and physiological measurements of stress in animals. As a member of a working group team, she assisted in developing a Faculty Master Adviser program for the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.  With two of her Penn State colleagues, Nancy presented Designing a Faculty Master Advisor Program, sponsored by the NACADA Faculty Advising Commission, at the 2012 NACADA Annual Conference in Nashville.