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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

From the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

NACADA Academic Advising Report Available

The final report from the NACADA Academic Advising Program Review (PDF, 634 KB) is posted on the Institutional Effectiveness Reports and Resources web page. In many ways, the recommendations in the report echo those of the College Senate report and the activities of the more recent Title III grant. Both speak to the inconsistency in the student experience and the need for a more intentionally designed approach. The report recommends that we establish centralized leadership for academic advising across both professional and faculty advising lines, with responsibility and authority for the campuswide coordination and management of academic advising within the Provost’s Office.

 The Academic Advisement Advisory Council will be charged with

  • studying, promoting, and implementing best practices in advising;
  • continually assessing the quality of advising on campus and recommending process or policy improvements as needed;
  • serving in a consultative role for offices collaborating on initiatives related to advising.

I am excited about the potential of this initiative to assist Buffalo State students in successfully pursuing their degrees and achieving their personal and professional goals. If you have questions, concerns, or comments about the plan, or about advising more generally, please direct them to Aimee Woznick, director of the Academic Commons.