NACADA Web Event

Building Advisor  Competency: Informational Knowledge Component (DW81)

Online Webinar Presentation
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central Time

NACADA members register by February 4, 2018 to receive Early Bird Discount
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018

Webinar Overview

At the request of the association’s leadership, the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model (2017) was crafted by the Professional Development Committee (PDC). The purpose of the model is to identify the broad range of understanding, knowledge, and skills that support academic advising, to guide professional development, and to promote the contributions of advising to student development, progress, and success.

In our December 2017 Webinar, PDC Chair Teri Farr led members of her team in an Introduction to the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model, sharing their experiences with the model’s development process, the thoughts underlying its framework and core competency areas, and the ongoing project of professional development resource identification and development. In February 2018, our presenters followed up with discussion of the Model’s Conceptual Understanding Component.

In this webinar, our Presenters will continue the conversation with a deeper look at the Model’s Informational component. The competencies included in the informational component provide advising personnel with the substance of academic advising. It covers the knowledge that academic advisors must gain to be able to guide students at their institution. When the subject of academic advising comes up, thoughts inevitably turn to the amount of information advisors are expected to know or have access to, for information is the coin of the advising realm!

Join us on March 6, 2018 to learn more the seven core competency areas included in the Informational component.


Kathy Stockwell, Fox Valley Technical College

Prior to her retirement from Fox Valley Technical College, Kathy Stockwell was involved in academic advising for 25 years. She was a faculty advisor as well as the Director of Faculty Advising. Kathy was involved with the original development of FVTC's faculty advising guidelines and in the development and updating of their 12-module advisor training program. She also served as co-coordinator of FVTC's Peer Advising Connection and co-chaired the college's retention efforts. Kathy has been actively involved in NACADA since 1999. She has served on numerous committees and task forces - including, most recently, the Professional Development Committee during the development of the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model - and is a past president of the Association. She is currently chair of the Summer Institute and has served on the faculty for nine years. Kathy keeps busy visiting campuses across the country for NACADA's Consultant and Speakers Service.


Debra “Deb” Dotterer, Assistant Dean–University Advising, Michigan State University

In addition to her duties as an Assistant Dean, Deb Dotterer is currently serving on the NACADA Professional Development Committee, the NACADA Finance Committee, and the NACADA Emerging Leaders Advisory Board. Deb brings to NACADA 18 years of advising administration experience with a focus on advisor training and development as well as collaborative initiatives to support student success.  She led a cross-institutional initiative to develop academic advising core expectations that are mapped to the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model.

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