Autumn 2018 Professional Development Opportunities

Registration for events is appreciated for preparation of materials and confirmation of location seating.

August – October
Book Club: “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown
Online Discussion Group
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 20

Autumn 2018 (ongoing)
Cohort Workgroup: Collaborative Note-Taking
Location TBD
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 20

Thurs., Sept. 20 | 2:00-4:00 PM
Workshop: Creating an Intentional Professional Development Plan
Enarson 318
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 10
Please register to attend:  Professional Development Plan Workshop

Wed., Sept. 26 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Lunch: Is the PhD/EdD for Me?
Derby 1116
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 5
Please register to attend:  Is the PhD EdD for Me

Wed., Oct. 17 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Workshop: Resume Review and Development
Enarson 312
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 10
Please register to attend:  Resume Review and Development

Thurs., Oct.  25 | 1:00-2:00 PM
Brown Bag Lunch: Professional Organization Involvement
Denney 238
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 5
Please register to attend:  Professional Organization Involvement

Tues., Oct. 30 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Book Club: “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” In-person Discussion
Kuhn H&S House 102

November – January | (format TBD)
Book Club: “GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 20

Wed., Nov. 14 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Workshop: Disability Services 201: Identity and Inclusion
Caldwell 133
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 10
Please register to attend:  Disability Services 201

Tues., Nov. 27 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Brown Bag Lunch: Professional Development Plan Check-In
Derby 1186
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 5
Please register to attend:  Professional Development Plan Check-in

Mon., Dec. 10 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Lunch: Advising Wellness Break
Derby 030
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 5
Please register to attend:  Advising Wellness Break

Tues., Dec. 18 | 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Workshop: Conference Proposal Brainstorm & Development
Enarson 312
ACADAOS Professional Development Points: 10
Please register to attend:  Conference Proposal Brainstorm

NACADA Awards

The Academic Advising Association of Ohio State (ACADAOS) annually nominates at least one Advisor and one Advisor Administrator for the Excellence in Advising Awards at both the regional and national level. The nominees are the previous year’s ACADAOS Outstanding Advisor and Outstanding Advising Adminstrator Award winners.

The Excellence in Advising Awards annually recognize individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding academic advising administration.

All recipients of national awards are honored at the Awards Ceremony held during the Annual Conference. They also receive a complimentary basic registration for the Annual Conference, a recognition plaque and a one-year membership in NACADA.

All recipients of regional awards are recognized at the Region V Annual Conference during a luncheon. They also receive funding for their conference registration and a recognition plaque.

More about the NACADA Region V Awards

More about the NACADA National Awards

NACADA Award Recipients

2017 NACADA CIGD Service Award- Sarah Howard

2016 Excellence in Advising- Advising Administrator Award for NACADA (Region V)- Melinda McDonald

2015 Excellence in Advising- Primary Role Award for NACADA (Region V)- Peter Spreitzer

2015 Excellence in Advising- Advising Administrator Award for NACADA (Region V)- Suzanne Dantuono

2015 Outstanding Advising Award (National)- Danielle Whitaker

Advisor of the Month – September 2016

Nominees

Melissa Basford

Melissa is a wonderful academic advisor, coworker, and asset to the Center for Life Sciences Education! She not only advises a large roster of biology students in the Center for Life Sciences Education, but she also is a Scholars Program Manager, with it’s own long list of duties. I am impressed with how she can balance all the duties that come with these two very busy positions. I think she is a “wonder woman” when it comes to all the multi-tasking she has to do, and she does it all with a cheerful and positive attitude. She goes above and beyond when she serves students and also when she’s often called upon to assist her coworkers, especially with her technology expertise. In addition to all these things, she finds time to volunteer her time with ACADAOS! Melissa is well deserving of the Advisor of the Month Award!

Peggy Strow

Peggy Strow is a huge asset to the Advising Office of the Center for Life Sciences Education. Whether it is helping her many advisees or assisting a coworker, she goes above and beyond in all she does. She is always the first one to volunteer to take on new duties or projects that come up. She works tirelessly to serve our students, and to serve them well. She is very deserving of the Advisor of the Month award!

Winner

Peggy Strow

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.

Advisor of the Month – August 2016

Nominees

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!!

Winners

Kris Wethington

Alissa Kasmer