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Success/Retention DVD A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students is a documentary for academic advisors working with first-generation college students.  It was produced by the College of Education at Kansas State University.  This powerful film delves deeply into the lives of five current students and three successful alumni who share intimate details of their lives.  A few of the topics include family concerns, financial issues, language barriers, socialization, learning disabilities and navigating the college experience.  The film closes with an especially powerful advice section.  First Lady Michelle Obama wrote a blog post on Upworthy.com and referred to the trailer when discussing her experiences as a first-generation college student.
Administration BOOK Academic Advising Administration: Essential Knowledge and Skills for the 21st Century This monograph is intended for new and veteran advising administrators interested in building outstanding advising units to serve the mission of their colleges and universities. Authors answer questions relevant to all administrators: “what would we have liked to know when we first began as administrators?” as well as “what do we need to know to lead our offices into the next century?” The challenges of beginning an administrative position and the equally important necessity of doing it well over time lend urgency to this monograph. The theme of resilience in the face of pressure and change is stressed in the pages of every chapter. This monograph offers knowledgeable insights for administrators who are newly promoted or hired and also offers depth and layers of meaning for veteran administrators who are ready to learn new approaches and sharpen their understanding of essential skills.
Advising Methods DVD Academic Advising and Social Justice: Privilege, Diversity, and Student Success Academic advisors and advising administrators must understand social identities in order to identify the challenges students face when interacting with various campus systems. However, advising professionals are often untrained in dealing with issues of privilege and diversity. In this 66-minute videocast presentation, sponsored by the NACADA Diversity Committee, Julie Larsen (University of Washington), Sarah Stevens (University of Southern Indiana), Louis Macias (Florida International University), Shannon Burton (Michigan State University), and Drew Puroway (University of St. Thomas) share information and strategies that can help advisors form stronger relationships with students, identify specific challenges and roadblocks facing students, and create individualized solutions to increase success and retention. In addition, they discuss ideas for reconceptualizing advising around issues of social justice which can foster both the ability and the responsibility to be voices for change at our institutions.
Advising BOOK Academic Advising Approaches To serve increasingly complex higher education institutions around the world and their diverse student cohorts, academic advisors must understand multiple advising approaches and adroitly adapt them to their own student populations. Academic Advising Approaches outlines a wide variety of proven advising practices and strategies that help students master the necessary skills to achieve their academic and career goals. This book embeds theoretical bases within practical explanations and examples advisors can use in answering fundamental questions such as: What will make me a more effective advisor? What can I do to enhance student success? What conversations do I need to initiate with my colleagues to improve my unit, campus, and profession?
Advising Methods DVD Academic Advising for High Achieving Students:Strategies that Foster Resilience Have you ever wondered how, as academic advisors, we can help student navigate trying times, take ownership over what they can change, and reframe the way they look at what they cannot change? In this 60-minute videocast presentation, sponsored by the NACADA Advising High Achieving Students Commission and moderated by Commission Chair Melissa Johnson (University of Florida), presenters Kerry Thomas and Nova Schauss Fergueson (Oregon State University) share strategies, curriculum, language, and the latest research that can assist advising personnel in guiding students through challenging times. Inspired by the work of Brene Brown, Nan Henderson, Martin Seligman, Laurie Schreiner, Carol Dweck, and Angela Duckworth, Kerry and Nova suggest ways to assist students who share deep concerns or struggles during an advising appointment. Although there may be particular relevance to high achieving students, viewers will find that these strategies have broad applicability to many student populations.
Advising Methods DVD Academic Advising for Military Students In this 60-minute follow-up videocast presentation of Soldiers to Students, sponsored by NACADA’s Advising Veterans, Military Students & Family Members Interest Group, Jill Geisler Wheeler (University of Arkansas-Fayetteville), a panelist from the original broadcast, returns to serve as moderator for a new team of panelists.  Rodney Mondor (University of Southern Maine), Robin Lawther and Amy Jefts (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), and Joshua Stone (Southern New Hampshire University) share information and practices gleaned from their experiences advising these students.  Topics include what it mean to be “military-friendly”, navigating the complexities of military life, advising online, military benefit processes and procedures, collaborating with the VA, identifying struggling students, Green Zone training, and academic self-management for military students.
Success/Retention DVD Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence: A Strengths Development Approach
Success/Retention DVD Academic Advising Is Integral Role in the Academic Success and Persistence of Students
Advising methods DVD Academic Advising Syllabus: Advising as Teaching in Action
Advising BOOK Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook One of the challenges in higher education is helping students achieve academic success while ensuring that their personal and vocational needs are fulfilled. In this updated edition, more than thirty experts offer their knowledge in what has become the most comprehensive, classic reference on academic advising. Here experts in the field explore the critical aspects of academic advising and provide insights for all who advise or oversee advising. This new edition builds upon the 1st edition of Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook. The new 2nd edition: Has a new set of authors offering new and expanded perspectives. Has more emphasis on teaching and learning that reflects current thought that the advisor’s role is “teacher” as well as “advisor.” Has an expanded section on the changing college student and current research on the profile of today’s college students, including students with special needs. Looks at students moving in, moving through, and moving on from college and how each of these transitions carries its own responsibilities for advising and advisors. Continues to examine the newest, most effective ways to organize and deliver academic advising from a variety of perspectives, including how technology is changing support and delivery systems. Offers the latest advisor training concepts and tools for enhancing advisor skills and knowledge. Offers an expanded and in-depth approach to assessment of advisor effectiveness from many perspectives, as well as methods for evaluating advising programs. Gives perspectives on advising from chief academic and student affairs officers and advising administrators and how they view the importance of advising on their campuses. Looks at the future of advising and how it will change in the next decade; offers an agenda for change that reflects the future of higher education in general. Has a new section on exemplary practices
Advising Methods DVD Advising ESL and International Students Panel Discussion Recruitment of international students has become a high priority for many higher education institutions in the United States and Canada. As a result, academic advisors are seeing significantly higher numbers of advisees who have come to their campuses from other parts of the world. What do academic advisors and advising administrators need to know to provide appropriate support for these students? Questions we need to ask may include: Why do students choose to come to North America for higher education? What cultural and financial circumstances may factor into their decision-making processes? What should advisors know about the prior experiences and assumptions of students who began their education in other systems? How can advisors help these students capitalize on experience they bring from their own countries? How can we assist with the initial transition to our campuses? How can we help these students adjust to a new culture and educational system? Drawing on their experiences as international students and as advisors working with international students, recent immigrants, and refugees, our panelists suggest strategies to assist advisors as they interact with students who are transitioning into North American higher education.
Advising Methods DVD Advising International Students From China What should academic advisors know about the educational systems and educational assumptions of the international students they advise? How can advisors communicate successfully with students transitioning between cultures? How can advisors make materials user friendly to international students? In this videocast panel discussion, moderated by NACADA Webinar Advisory Board Past-Chair Terry Musser, panelists Wei-Chien Lee (San Jose State University), Maren Larson (Pennsylvania State University), and Yung-Hwa Anna Chow (Washington State University) draw on their experiences as international students and as advisors working with international students from China to suggest strategies to assist advisors as they interact with students making language and cultural transitions.
Advising Methods DVD Advising Needs of First Generation Students Current NACADA President John Paul (JP) Regalado (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi), President-Elect David Spight (University of Texas at Austin), Vice-President-Elect Dana Zahorik (Fox Valley Technical College), and Executive Director Charlie Nutt all understand the needs of First Generation Student from personal experience, for all four were themselves First-Gens. In this 60-minute videocast presentation, sponsored by the NACADA First Generation College Student Advising Interest Group, JP, David, Dana, and Charlie share their experiences – what challenges they faced, what inspired them, what helped them overcome – and discuss what we can do as academic advisors to help First Gen students achieve academic success.
Advising Methods DVD Advising Strategies for Students Who are on Academic Probation, Facing Dismissal or Seeking Reinstatement In our first NACADA Probation / Dismissal / Reinstatement (PDR) Issues Interest Group-sponsored webinar (2010), Chair Shelly Gehrke was joined by a panel of Interest Group members to discuss “Advising Students on Academic Probation.” Laying the foundation for this topic, Shelly’s team discussed how we define “student on academic probation,” factors that place students at risk for being placed on probation, typical probationary policies, stakeholders responsible for supporting students on academic probation, and the role and responsibilities of those who advise these students. Some institutional programs that are supportive of this student population were considered and useful resources for advisors shared. In this follow-up videocast panel discussion, current PDR Issues Interest Group Chair Joy Cox (Indiana University Southeast) is joined by a new group of PDR Interest Group members, including Stacey Braun (Emporia State University), Tina Knox (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), and Erin Stone (University of Manitoba, Canada) to discuss their work in meeting the needs of these students. Topics addressed include models for specific programs that work with students on probation, including international institutions, early alert mechanisms, methods for intervention, and materials for working with students on probation, including online components.
Advising Methods DVD Advising Transfer Students; Strategies for Today’s Realities and Tomorrow’s Challenges The “completion agenda” set by the Obama administration and the Lumina Foundation has stimulated certain realities within the higher education community, one of the foremost among them being the increased enrollment of transfer students. As a result, transfer students have been thrust into the forefront of new and renewed strategies for meeting the challenge presented by the completion agenda – more graduates. This new reality lies amid other challenges imposed by accreditors and employers – demonstrable student learning outcomes. In this videocast panel discussion, sponsored by NACADA’s Advising Transfer Students Commission, monograph editor Thomas Grites (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey) leads a panel that includes Commission Chair and monograph author Karen Archambault (Brookdale Community College), Commission Chair-Elect and monograph contributor Ross Hawkins (Missouri State University), and monograph author Sandy Waters (Old Dominion University) to review the realities and challenges we are facing and provide an array of advising programs and strategies that will facilitate meeting the ultimate national completion agenda.
Advising Methods DVD Advising Undecided/Undeclared Students for Success
Advising Methods DVD Appreciative Advising As noted by Campbell and Nutt in their 2007 Webinar broadcast, “Academic Advising’s Integral Role in the Academic Success and Persistence of Students”, adopting a talent development approach to academic advising is a key element in supporting student persistence. In a 2011 webinar, Laurie Schriener shared her widely-acclaimed perspective on the philosophy of the “Strengths Development Approach to Academic Advising” and shared some techniques for those who wish to take this approach. Now, in this video presentation, four presenters discuss the concepts and techniques employed in the Appreciative Advising method of talent development advising. In the first 60-minute segment, Appreciative Advising founders Jennifer Bloom (NACADA Past President, University of South Carolina-Columbia) and Bryant Hutson (NACADA Appreciative Advising Interest Group Chair, University of North Carolina-Greensboro) define Appreciative Advising and explain the six phases of this technique (Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, and Don’t Settle).
Faculty Advising DVD Balancing Academic Advising with other Faculty Responsibilities Regardless of academic discipline and institutional type, many faculty feel stretched to their limits by teaching, research, and academic governance responsibilities. In this videocast panel discussion, sponsored by NACADA’s Faculty Advising Commission, Bob Hurt (Faculty Advising CM Chair, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona), Allison Hoffman (Northwest Missouri State University), David Boose (Gonzaga University), Jeanne Westgard (Salt Lake Community College), and Nancy Dreschel (Pennsylvania State University) share tools and strategies to balance advising with those other tasks. Viewers 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.
Advising BOOK Big-Time Sports in American Universities For almost a century, big-time college sports has been a wildly popular but consistently problematic part of American higher education. The challenges it poses to traditional academic values have been recognized from the start, but they have grown more ominous in recent decades, as cable television has become ubiquitous, commercial opportunities have proliferated, and athletic budgets have ballooned. Drawing on new research findings, this book takes a fresh look at the role of commercial sports in American universities. It shows that, rather than being the inconsequential student activity that universities often imply that it is, big-time sports has become a core function of the universities that engage in it. For this reason, the book takes this function seriously and presents evidence necessary for a constructive perspective about its value. Although big-time sports surely creates worrying conflicts in values, it also brings with it some surprising positive consequences.
Advising Methods DVD Breaking Bad News Delivery Techniques that Help Students Make Good Alternative Choices
Advising Methods DVD Building the Framework: Advising as a Teaching and Learning Process Those of us who have classroom teaching responsibilities in the academy more or less take for granted the process we engage in when we prepare classes for a new semester. Among other matters, we research and select the subject matter, determine the sequence in which to present information, think about ways both to engage students in the learning process and to assess their understanding of the material, and then we also prepare a course syllabus that, in essence, serves as a guide to the semester and spells out the nature of the shared responsibilities between faculty and students. Advising, in much the same way, engages this process and is valued to be one of the most important teaching responsibilities we undertake – whether we advise as part of our faculty responsibilities or full-time as professional advisors. The concept of advising as teaching offers us a foundation from which to view advising as critical to students’ academic and personal development and success. It places the role of an advisor squarely within the role of a teacher.
Advising BOOK Career Advising: An Academic Advisor’s Guide is especially for academic advisors who work with students trying to make career decisions. Career Advising will be an invaluable guide as you help students understand the relationships between their academic and career choices and the impact these decisions have on their future personal and work lives.
Advising BOOK College Students in Transition
Advising BOOK Comprehensive Advisor Training and Development: Practices That Deliver, 2nd Ed  replaces the best selling 2003 monograph Advisor Training: Exemplary Practices in the Development of Advisor Skills and features the expertise of more than 35 Commission members. Readers will not find a more complete collection of information and practical ideas for training and developing academic advisor skills and knowledge than in this monograph. Monograph authors not only lay the theoretical foundation of academic advisor training, but provide practical ideas for programming and suggest innovative methods for the delivery of content. This monograph contains the information training coordinators want and need to create or improve advisor training and development programs. Chapters include: Creating Effective Advisor Training Programs Assessment of Training Programs Material specific to who is being trained: faculty and professional advisors How to deliver training and development activities including: Workshops, Lectures, Panels, Presentations Seminar Series, book and discussion groups Case Studies and Role Play Mentoring, Shadowing & Reverse Shadowing Websites, Blackboard, streaming video, Webinars, Skype Newsletters, e-mail, handbooks/manuals, other written materials Delivery systems for specialized content including the best ways to: Train advisors to use technology Train advisors to work with special student populations including veterans, disabled, ethnic diversity, LGBTQ, undecided, honors, probation, etc.) teach/develop “soft skills” (communication skills, etc) Voice of Experience and Exemplary Practice articles help training coordinators find proven strategies that will work in their situations
Assessment DVD Conducting Needs Assessment for Professional Development Comprehensive professional development for academic advisors is essential to effective academic advising. If we are to provide quality advisor training and development opportunities, we must identify the professional development needs of all who advise, including faculty, professionals, and peers. In this videocast panel discussion, moderated by NACADA Executive Director Charlie Nutt, Professional Development Committee Chair Nora Allen Scobie (University of Louisville) is joined by Julie Givans Voller (Arizona State University) and Andrew Brewick (University of Idaho) to discuss ways to effectively conduct a professional development needs assessment and how to use the results to plan valuable advisor training and development opportunities.
Community College DVD Critical Issues in Advising at Open Admissions Community Colleges Open admissions institutions welcome all students, many of whom may not have the skills needed to succeed in college. The challenges these students face are many and advisors are tasked with helping them succeed. What are some successful strategies advisors use to help students acquire needed basic skills? How can advisors help students whose families lack an understanding of the academic demands college places on students? What can be done to assist students who must work full-time as they attend classes?
Success/Retention DVD Cultivating the Potential in At-Risk Students The retention and graduation of at-risk students has become a priority on many college and university campuses. Key points in this process are advising strategies that foster student self-authorship and thus move students from the periphery to the center of campus life. In this slidecast presentation, NACADA Multicultural Concerns Commission Chair Blane Harding and NACADA Assistant Director Marsha Miller broaden and clarify our understanding of what is meant by at-risk students, identify general group characteristics, provide strategies in which advisors can enhance their effectiveness in helping this population reach their potential, and discuss student responsibilities in this process.
Faculty Advising DVD Defining the Role of Faculty within Advising at Community Colleges As student enrollments increase and public funding decreases many community colleges are asking faculty to join professional advisors and counselors in advising students. Establishing and maintaining strong collaborations between all advisors is needed if we are to help community college students reach their goals.
Advising Methods DVD Developing Intercultural Communication Skills for Academic Advising The rapid internationalization of our institutions of higher education has created a climate in which all education professionals are required to work with students and colleagues who do not share our worldview or cultural norms. Intercultural competence has become an expected skill set for all of us in higher education today, yet few of us of have had more than rudimentary exposure to the field of intercultural communication. In this videocast panel discussion, sponsored by NACADA’s Global Engagement Commission and led by Webinar Advisory Board member Tyann Cherry (Webster University), Global Engagement Commission Chair Kathy McKeiver (Northern Arizona University), Luiza Dreasher (Iowa State University), and Yvonne Halden (University of Manitoba) discuss essential concepts of intercultural communication and their application to academic advising. They consider the need for paying attention to cultural differences, challenges and opportunities of culturally diverse environments, understanding cultural differences and their impact on academic advising, and more.
Advising – first year DVD Engaging Online Across Student Populations Whether we advise students who attend all of their classes in a traditional classroom setting on campus or all of our students are online, the ways in which we communicate, relate, and engage with our advisees are changing. In this videocast panel discussion, moderated by NACADA Distance Education Advising Commission Chair Tyann Cherry (Webster University), our panel of distance education experts candidly discuss how we communicate with our students using technology, how we measure the effectiveness of our communications, and how we tie levels of online engagement to retention.
Advising – first year DVD Ensuring Advisor Success: Mastering the Art of Advising Through the First Year of Advising and Beyond
Advising Methods DVD Ethical Decision Making in Academic Advising Academic advisors are often faced with ethical decisions that require sound decision-making and accurate resolutions. Ethics involves decision-making based on maximizing good and minimizing harm wherever possible (Denise & Peterfreund, 1992; Durkheim, 1993; Frank, 2000). This train of thought is common place so when ethical decisions involve what is morally right and wrong, the course of action is relatively clear. However, ethical conflicts often involve right versus right options that are more complex. In these cases, decisions are not as obvious, but can and should be decided on the basic principles of right action.
Success/Retention BOOK First Generation College Students: Understanding and Improving the Experience from Recruitment to Commencement “Who students are when they start college does not dictate how much they can benefit, provided they take advantage of the myriad learning opportunities institutions offer. This book is replete with informative insights into the invisible minority we call ‘first-gen students’ as well as the policies, programs, and practices institutions should use to help them succeed.”
—George D. Kuh, Chancellor’s Professor of Higher Education Emeritus, Indiana University
Assessment DVD Guide to Assessment in Academic Advising to assist institutions with the development of a comprehensive assessment program for academic advising at the unit, college, or institutional level. The Guide focuses on the development of the vision, values, and mission for academic advising as the foundation for any assessment program and provides a step-by-step process for the development of goals and advisor and student learning outcomes for advising. The Guide also provides detailed assistance in the process of mapping the achievement of outcomes across the undergraduate experience as well as a process for measuring the achievement of the outcomes in the assessment program.
Success/Retention BOOK Helping Sophomores Succeed offers an in-depth, comprehensive understanding of the common challenges that arise in a student’s second year of college. Sponsored by the University of South Carolina’s National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience® and Students in Transition, this groundbreaking book offers an examination of second-year student success and satisfaction using both quantitative and qualitative measures from national research findings. Helping Sophomores Succeed serves as a foundation for designing programs and services for the second-year student population that will help to promote retention, academic and career development, and personal transition and growth.
Advising Methods DVD Integrating Academic and Career Advising Building on the foundational knowledge laid by Joanne and Ken, in this videocast presentation, sponsored by NACADA’s Career Advising Interest Group and moderated by NACADA Vice President David Spight, panelists Heather Doyle (Dalhousie University), Misti Dawn Steward (Florida State University), Patricia Griffin and Nikki Brown (Fort Hays State University), and Jeff Elliott (University of Tennessee) discuss the connection of career readiness to academic advising as higher education continues to expand career development. This international team of panelists share their thoughts, experiences, and practical application suggestions related to merging academic and career advising, student career readiness and exploration, and how to market a major/career exploration to students.
Advising Methods DVD LGBTQA Ally Development and Advocacy Empowerment for Academic Advisors While we have seen significant sociopolitical gains for the North American Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer / Asexual (LGBTQA) community in recent years, work toward fair treatment and healthy development of all individuals is ongoing. Involvement of non-LGBTQA-identified individuals is crucial to the advancement of this work. Many higher education professionals wish to support LGBTQA students, but feel they lack the resources to do so.
Advising Methods DVD Making the Grade: What Advisors and Administrators Need to Know to Better Assist Students with Disabilities
Success/Retention BOOK Motivating and Retaining Online Students: Research-Based Strategies That Work Although studies support the effectiveness of learning online, students often fail to complete online courses. Some studies have found that as many as 50–70% drop out of their online courses or programs. Retention is not only a growing expectation and imperative, but it is also as opportunity for faculty members to take the lead in innovating, researching, and implementing new strategies while demonstrating their effectiveness.
Designed for instructors and instructional designers, Motivating and Retaining Online Students is filled with empirical research from the authors’ study of motivation and retention strategies that can reduce online learner dropout. Focusing on the most important issues instructors face, such as course design; student engagement and motivation; and institutional, instructional, and informal student support strategies, the book provides effective online strategies that help minimize student dropout, increase student retention, and support student learning.
Advising Methods DVD Online and Blended Academic Advising Approaches and Strategies
Advising Methods DVD Reaching and Retaining Students: Advising Students on Academic Probation What happens when chronically struggling students are given another chance?
Maximizing the use of an early alert system through advisor outreach
Individualizing an academic probation program through institutional partnerships and selective technology systems
Advising Methods DVD Reaching and Retaining Students: Effective Academic Advising Strategies
Success/Retention BOOK Rethinking College Student Retention Drawing on studies funded by the Lumina Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education, the authors revise current theories of college student departure, including Tinto’s, making the important distinction between residential and commuter colleges and universities, and thereby taking into account the role of the external environment and the characteristics of social communities in student departure and retention. A unique feature of the authors’ approach is that they also consider the role that the various characteristics of different states play in degree completion and first-year persistence. First-year college student retention and degree completion is a multi-layered, multi-dimensional problem, and the book’s recommendations for state- and institutional-level policy and practice will help policy-makers and planners at all levels as well as anyone concerned with institutional retention rates—and helping students reach their maximum potential for success—understand the complexities of the issue and develop policies and initiatives to increase student persistence.
Advising Methods DVD Scenes for Learning and Reflection: An Academic Advising Professional Devel vol 2 DVD features 10 advising scenes that were suggested by NACADA Commission and Interest Group members.   All of these “vignettes” feature real students and professional and faculty advisors as they deal with important advising issues faced on today’s campuses.
Advising Methods DVD Scenes for Learning and Reflection: An Academic Advising Professional Devel vol 3 DVD features 10 advising scenes that were suggested by NACADA Commission and Interest Group members.   All of these “vignettes” feature real students and professional and faculty advisors as they deal with important advising issues faced on today’s campuses.
Advising Methods DVD Soldiers to Students: Academic Advising for Returning Veterans According to H.R. 1238: True Cost of War Act of 2013, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2013, over 2,400,000 members of the United States Armed Forces have served in military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. Many of these service members are entering our higher education institutions as students in classroom or distance learning venues. Whether we serve as faculty advisors, full-time advisors, or advising administrators, understanding the needs of this student population is crucial to our ability to assist their transition into and persistence through college. In this videocast panel discussion, jointly sponsored by NACADA’s Advising Veterans, Military Students & Family Members Interest Group and Advising Students with Disabilities Commission, Jill Geisler Wheeler (University of Arkansas), Kent Seaver (North Lake College), and Terry Watson and Jorge Trevino (Penn State University World Campus) discuss issues veterans may experience, including the impact of deployment cycles, and share strategies that can aid us in assisting our student veterans, both face-to-face and at a distance.
Community College DVD Strengths and Challenges of Academic Advising in Two-Year College Communities In previous Webinar seasons, NACADA members have discussed “Critical Issues in Advising at Open Admissions Community Colleges” and “Defining the Role of Faculty within Advising at Community Colleges.” In this videocast presentation, sponsored by NACADA’s Two-Year College’s Commission, NACADA Past President Kathy Stockwell returns to lead panelists Amanda Hodges (College of The Albemarle), Melinda Mechur Karp (Community College Research Center), and Beth Noreus (Bay de Noc Community College) as they delve deeper into the unique components of two-year college communities. Strengths and challenges encountered by advising professionals in these diverse settings are considered and strategies are shared for utilizing strengths as we advise through the challenges.
Success/Retention BOOK Student Development in College
Success/Retention BOOK Student Development in the First College Year: A Primer for College Educators
Advising BOOK Student Services The fifth edition covers a broad range of relevant topics including historical roots and development of the profession, philosophies and ethical standards, legal issues, theoretical bases of the profession, organizing and managing student affairs programs, and essential competencies: leadership, multiculturalism, supervision, teaching, counseling and helping skills, advising and consultation, conflict resolution, community development, professionalism, and developing institutional partnerships. It also addresses the future of student affairs practice and how it is informed by student learning outcomes and technology.
Success/Retention BOOK Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter describes policies, programs, and practices that a diverse set of institutions have used to enhance student achievement. This book clearly shows the benefits of student learning and educational effectiveness that can be realized when these conditions are present. Based on the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project from the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, this book provides concrete examples from twenty institutions that other colleges and universities can learn from and adapt to help create a success-oriented campus culture and learning environment.
Professional Standards BOOK The CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education (9th edition) book contains 44 sets of functional area standards and guidelines. This text provides an introduction to the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), its mission, initiatives, and the principles upon which it was founded. In addition, all of the standards have been updated to reflect the new CAS general standards. The individual functional area standards are accompanied by introductory contextual statements. The CAS Learning and Development Outcomes, the CAS Characteristics of Individual Excellence, and the CAS Statement of Shared Ethical Principles are also included. There are several noteworthy changes to the new edition, including updates and revisions to 12 sets of professional standards, and the standards for Master’s Level Student Affairs Preparation Programs.
Theory DVD The Conceptual Component of Advising: Developing the Purpose, Values, and Frameworks for Why We Do What We Do When an advisor and student come together to discuss an academic plan and develop the advisor-advisee relationship, there is more involved than just two human beings having a conversation. The advisor needs to know how to effectively engage the student in the conversation. Among the many questions that advisors should consider regarding the conceptual framework are: What are the theoretical underpinnings contributing to this relationship (i.e. student development, decision-making, gender identification, advising style, learning or disciplinary theories)? What biases and values do I bring to the table? What is my institution’s commitment to and goal for academic advising? What are the outside influences affecting the relationship and decisions? A strong conceptual foundation helps the advisor understand the big picture of academic advising as well as tailor advising activities to the individual needs of the student.
Assessment BOOK The First Year Seminar: Assessing the First Year Seminar
Advising BOOK The Handbook of Career Advising is a resource for academic advisors seeking to enhance their career advising capabilities. By integrating academic advising into career advising, advisors will be better able to help students understand themselves, consider their life goals, and choose the appropriate academic course of action that will enable them to meet their professional aspirations. Following a theory-to-practice model, the content moves from the strong foundation of career advising, including how the workplace has evolved and how it relates to issues of diversity to application issues, and offers information and resources to enhance career advising, proposes a framework for practice, addresses developing integrated career and academic advising programs, and explores ideas about assessment and evaluation of career advising. The book concludes with recommendations, challenges, and opportunities for the future.
Policy and Procedure DVD The Informational Component of Academic Advising: Policies, Procedures and Beyond Information and advising go hand-in-hand. Advisees rely on their advisors to provide information about their areas of study, important dates, graduation requirements, campus resources, and so on. There is, however, much more academic advisors need to know within the informationalcomponent of advising. As Linda Higginson notes, “The substantive information that academic advisors need to know falls in to four groups—the internal environment, the external environment, student needs, and advisor self-knowledge.”
Advising BOOK The New Advisor Guidebook  serves as an introduction to what advisors must know to do their jobs effectively. It pairs with Academic Advising Approaches: Strategies That Teach Students to Make the Most of College, also from NACADA, which presents the delivery strategies successful advisors can use to help students make the most of their college experience.
Advising Methods DVD The Relational Component of Academic Advising: Strategies for Effective Communication, Rapport Building and Student Engagement Relational skills are fundamental to being able to advise students. Necessary for every advising encounter, whether individual, group or virtual in nature, relational skills are often the last formally taught skill in advising. In this slidecast presentation, Peggy Jordan (Oklahoma City Community College) and Katie Beres (Saint Louis University) introduce topics of self awareness, boundary setting, difficult conversations, talking with emotional students, special populations of students, and giving referrals. Presentation objectives include developing the ability to identify foundational tenets of effective communication based on counseling and learning theoretical frameworks and apply tenets to student situations that create a positive rapport Identify long term techniques for continuing student engagement after rapport is established.
Success/Retention DVD The Role of Academic Advising in Student Persistence
Faculty Advising DVD The Role of Faculty Advisors in Student Success
Success/Retention BOOK Thriving in Transitions: a Research-Based Approach to College Student Success
Success/Retention DVD Transfer Student Success
Advising Methods DVD Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Adult Learners Often, adult learners delay enrollment in postsecondary education because their lives have taken them down a different path, including raising a family, entering the military, and/or working full-time. Regardless of the motivation for returning to school, adult students face some challenges that traditional students might not encounter. In this slidecast presentation, NACADA Advising Adult Learners Commission Chair Jennifer Varney and Past-Chair Lisa Peck explore some of the challenges that adult learners tend to share and discuss ways advisors can help this population succeed.

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