WEBINAR – Raising Compassion Satisfaction in Academic Advising: Practical Strategies for Dealing with Complaints.

Join ACADAOS for a discussion on the NACADA Webinar “Raising Compassion Satisfaction in Academic Advising: Practical Strategies for Dealing with Complaints.” All are welcome to join us on Tuesday, October 18th from 12-1 in Knowlton 195 to discuss the webinar. See below for access to the webinar and supporting materials. Access for ACADAOS members is available through October 16th.

A link to the event recording will be available to you through October 16, 2016. As with live attendance, we ask that this link only be shared with others on your campus.

This Event Handout is posted at http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Events/Web-Events/Web-Event-Handouts.aspx. If you missed getting it prior to the event, it will remain available for you there for at least the coming month.

Congrats to the 2015-2016 PDP Winners!


Congratulations the winners of the 2015-2016 Professional Development Program! All advisors listed below reached at least 275 points in Tier 3 of the PDP and received a $25 Visa gift card at the annual ACADAOS Kickoff event on Friday, September 9th, 2016. Three lucky people also won the grand prize drawing for a $200 gift card!

Katie Bush-Glenn
Margo Coates
Amanda Crall
Diana DeVol Bevilacqua
Leslie Dowler
Stephanie Elliott
Sarah Howard
Ruth Ann Karl
Jamie Paulson – $200 gift card winner!
Joanna Spanos
Cory Shain
Gabe Tippery – $200 gift card winner!
Lindsay Tolchin – $200 gift card winner!

Hopefully this serves as an incentive for all advisors to participate in year three of the Professional Development Program, which is now live in Carmen for all members of ACADAOS who have renewed their membership for the 2016-2017 academic year!

Advisor of the Month – August 2016


Rachel Steele

Rachel hasn’t even been here a year, but she has run with all of the curveballs she’s been thrown. She is a great asset to our office, helping to construct our survey materials.

Kris Wethington

Kris has been a great help to us in ASC Honors. We are shorthanded and with her help she has made our first week of the term less stressful. A huge thank you to Kris!!

Breanna Falb

While I was out on maternity leave Breanna has been a steady force in our advising office. She managed our Student Ambassador program, preparing for Survey solo, and approving Campus Change requests in addition to her standard advising duties of student appointments, Orientation, and being part of the BBC committee. During my transition back to work she has been patient with my many questions about CANVAS, policy changes since I have been gone, and picking up my slack in general even though I know she continues to be very busy with her own projects. Her patience and humor have not failed through a very long summer and the start of a very busy Autumn and she is an asset to our office.

Megan Daniels

Megan has been a wonderful supporter for our international student population this year! She has volunteered to serve on several committees to help us improve the student experience, as well as, to help out with our orientation presentations. (She usually has the students rolling with laughter throughout the presentation!) Megan does a wonderful job of connecting with the students and letting them know that the advisors on campus are here to support them. The beginning of autumn semester is a busy time, and we appreciate that Megan takes the time to volunteer for these activities.

Mary Leist

Mary has taken on several new responsibilities in her department, including managing the scholarships, and hiring over fifty student employees. She has continued to provide excellent service to our students, faculty, and staff, as well as leadership for our department.

Alissa Kasmer

Alissa has had to train two new advisors in one year and has done a wonderful job of doing so, all while balancing more responsibilities in her own new role. She has never once made us feel less than for making a mistake or asking millions of questions a day, even during the craziness of freshman and international orientation! Not only is she an asset to her co-workers, but she goes above and beyond for her students and is one of the biggest student advocates I know!

Ruth Ann Karl

Ruth Ann really did go the extra mile for International Orientation for Fisher College. She worked overtime to get full-time schedules for students and to make sure students followed-up with placement exams/transfer credit/OIA/etc. Ruth Ann cares about students and goes out of her way to make sure they are set for success. Her extra work has made the first week of classes much easier on the rest of the advising staff. Way to go Ruth Ann!!


Kris Wethington

Alissa Kasmer

ACADAOS Soda Float Kickoff!

Come kickoff the start of another fantastic year with ACADAOS at the Soda Float Kickoff on Friday, September 9th from 3-5pm!

This is a great opportunity to connect with ACADAOS members after the orientation season and getting back into the swing of the fall semester. If you are new to the university and want to learn more about ACADAOS this is a wonderful opportunity to get more information and network with other members!

At the kickoff you will be able to join ACADAOS, renew your membership, pay your dues, learn about the professional development program, network with your colleagues, and of course eat ice cream floats. If you are planning to attend please RSVP by Tuesday, September 6th to Margo Coates.92. We look forward to seeing you there!!

ACADAOS Floats 16-17