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Using CAS Standards, NACADA Core Values and Concept of Academic Advising to Assess Advising Program

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As institutions today focus on programs that support and enhance the academic success and persistence to graduation of their students, it becomes even more imperative that we evaluate and assess our academic advising programs in order to ensure that students are receiving the highest quality academic advising learning experiences possible. Conducting a self-study or self-assessment of your program and making revisions or changes in your processes, procedures, professional development, and student experiences is essential, especially in this time of financial crisis on campuses as we must clearly be able to demonstrate the quality of our work with students. The NACADA Board of Directors endorses three documents that champion the educational role of academic advising in a diverse world and should be used by campuses to conduct their own self-study of their programs. The three documents are the Concept of Academic Advising, the Statement of Core Values, and the CAS Standards and Guidelines for Academic Advising. In this slidecast presentation, NACADA Past President Eric White and Executive Director Charlie Nutt provide an overview of these documents and share key strategies and practical suggestions for utilizing them to make significant changes in your programs as well as to assess the overall effectiveness of the academic advising experiences on your campus. (Webinar, 12/15/09, 74 minutes. Recommended accompaniment: monograph on CD “Guide to Assessment in Academic Advising, 2nd edition)