The Importance of Good Advising

Students may create strong bonds with you as teachers and researchers, but only in advising will you be able to form and build relationships that last through a student's full career at West Chester. It has been shown that students' potential for success - doing well in classes, moving through their programs smoothly, graduating on time - is dramatically increased if they can form solid interpersonal relationships with mentors on campus. Thus, advising can make a huge difference, and faculty advisors must consider this important opportunity for positive impact from their first meeting with their advisees. Many faculty advisors report, too, that building close relationships with advisees is what they enjoy most about their faculty responsibilities.

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications. NACADA also serves as an advocate for effective academic advising by providing a Consulting and Speaker Service and funding for Research related to academic advising.

NACADA Vision: Recognizing that effective academic advising is at the core of student success, NACADA aspires to be the premier global association for the development and dissemination of innovative theory, research, and practice of academic advising in higher education.

NACADA Mission: NACADA promotes student success by advancing the field of academic advising globally. We provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and leadership for our diverse membership.

Updates, News, and Information

  • Academic Advising Professional Development Training Sessions: The Committee for Advising Excellence (CAE) invites you to participate in WCU’s Advising Professional Development Program. Faculty will need to complete the online training modules before attending a virtual meeting in either October or November. Faculty who complete the training and the virtual meeting will receive a certificate of completion, which makes faculty eligible to apply for the annual Advising Awards in Fall 2023. Your registration will grant you access to the training modules on D2L.
  • Think30: Think30 is all about helping you save money, graduate in a timely manner, and start your advanced degree or career sooner.
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