Information Session

Over the years, research in higher education consistently points to academic advising as a critical element of student success, persistence, and degree completion. NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, together with the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, are offering a two-year comprehensive advising strategic planning process using NACADA’s and the Gardner Institute’s nine “Conditions of Excellence in Academic Advising.”  Institutions will be guided through a two-year evidence-based decision making, planning, and implementation process to improve institutional outcomes for academic advising.  

This session provides the information necessary for campuses who wish to be considered among the inaugural cohort of 12 institutions to learn more about this groundbreaking effort and,

  • the importance of this project and the significance of the partnership between NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and the Gardner Institute;
  • the nine Conditions of Excellence in Academic Advising and why they comprise the key elements of this project;
  • the two-year process, including a timeline for the self-study in year one and action plan implementation in year two;
  • the importance of cross-school/college/division collaboration in this institution-wide process;
  • factors that reflect an institution’s readiness to participate;
  • the timeline and process for application and selection of the inaugural cohort; and
  • the fee structure for those selected to be part of the inaugural cohort, including the support from NACADA.

Time for questions will be built into this informational session as well as ways to make inquiries prior to application submission.



Charlie Nutt, Executive Director
Jayne Drake,  Professor and Vice Dean Emerita, Temple University
Susan Campbell, Chief Student Affairs Emerita, University of Southern Maine

For Gardner Institute

John Gardner, Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Drew Koch, President and Chief Operating Officer

January 10th
10:00 am CST