Adventures in Advising

Adventures in Advising

Passionate about working with students and making a difference in their lives? Join Colum Cronin and Matt Markin as they bring together the global academic advising community to share knowledge, best practices, and their own advising stories.... Show More

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October 18, 2020 148 min

Episode 21  of Adventures in Advising sees Colum and Matt reflecting, with their guests, on NACADA's recent virtual annual conference.  You'll hear from the chairperson of the organising committee about the work that went into planning the conference. NACADA's Executive Director also speaks about his learnings and takeaways from #NACADA20virtual. A global perspective comes from the UAE.

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Welcome to Episode 20 of Adventures in Advising. This episode features interviews with two advisors who have been planning and implementing new and successful support strategies for both students and staff in their respective institutions. You'll also hear about the transcontinental mentoring programme that they collaborate on.

In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):

Gavin Farber - Academic Advisor,...

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September 20, 2020 106 min

Episode 19 of Adventures in Advising features two fantastically insightful interviews; during which you'll learn about the inclusive faculty framework, and hear discussion about advising systems, and meeting the needs of students.

You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):

Sean Bridgen - Associate Director at NACADA

Brian Kapinos - Assistant Academic Dean at the College of our Lady of the Elms

You can find a link to Sean...

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Episode 18 of Adventures in Advising features three fantastic interviews. Colum and Matt hear about the upcoming NACADA Annual Conference which has moved to a virtual format. They learn about the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Resource Center (APIDA). And finally they explore student engagement and how advising approaches differ around the world.
 
You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):

Jonathan Hallford - Academi...

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In episode 17 of Adventures in Advising Colum Cronin and Matt Markin seek to offer listeners insights into NACADA's Advising Communities. You'll also learn more about each of their three interviewees, and how each of them came to be involved with NACADA.
 
You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):

Amber Kargol - Academic Advisor at Iowa State University

Wendy Schindler - Program Coordinator - TRIO Student Support S...

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Episode 16 of Adventures in Advising is jam-packed with three fascinating interviews. Topics discussed include supporting and retaining students of color, mentoring students in the Arts, faculty advising, and offering guidance to students as they navigate through their doctoral studies.
 
You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):

Evelyn Knox - Pan African College Scholars (PACS) Coordinator at California State University, ...

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Episode 15 of Adventures in Advising is all about graduate students and how best to encourage them, amplify their voices, and advocate on their behalf. Colum Cronin and Matt Markin speak with three experienced advisors and support staff across two continents to gather ideas and insights relevant to working with his unique cohort.
 
You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):

Jamie Heck - Director of Academic Affairs at the U...

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Episode 14 of Adventures in Advising sees Colum Cronin and Matt Markin listening and learning through the reflections of their guests from Ireland and the United States of America.
 
You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):

Leanne McDonagh - Traveller Education Coordinator at the Cork Institute of Technology

Ariel Collatz - Academic Advisor and Program manager for the Arts Group Advising Center at the University of Califo...

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In episode 13 of Adventures in Advising Colum Cronin and Matt Markin speak with two stalwarts of the advising community. They discuss best practice approaches to advising and student success, leadership styles, and practical steps to furthering your career in Higher Ed.

You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):

Duan Jackson - Interim Director Student Advising Initiatives at California State University, Office of the Chanc...

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In episode 12 of Adventures in Advising Colum Cronin and Matt Markin chat with Marian, Dane, and Jamie; advisors at three different institutions about their approach to advising and new ideas and programmes they have helped implement at their campuses.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Dr Christopher Lindfelt, who was associate dean of Undergraduate Education and professor of Health Sciences in the College of Natural Scienc...

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Episode 11 of Adventures in Advising sees Colum Cronin and Matt Markin speak with Leander Yazzie and learn about the about the experiences of Native students at Green River College.

You'll also hear from advisors at California State University-San Bernardino about obstacles to learning and how to assist students to overcome these.

In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):

Leander Yazzie - Progress &...

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Episode ten of Adventures in Advising sees Colum Cronin and Matt Markin celebrating Global Advising Week and NACADA's 40th anniversary.

Global Advising Week recognises and champions the work of advisors, tutors, personal tutors, counselors and coaches who advise students around the globe. 

NACADA evolved from the first National Conference on Academic Advising in 1977; May 2, 1979 was the official date when articles of incorporati...

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Episode nine of Adventures in Advising sees Colum Cronin and Matt Markin explore advising at the University of South Dakota (USD).

They discuss the professionalisation of advising with Craig McGill. And you'll hear from advisors from across USD about their work in supporting students.

In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance): 

Craig M. McGill - Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of South Dakota 

S...

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In episode eight of Adventures in Advising, Colum Cronin and Matt Markin consider how advisors facilitate learning. 

Many institutions have been forced to move their teaching and assessments online in the past few weeks; this, in turn, has impacted upon students, faculty and advisors. You'll hear from all three groups, as we discuss the impact of this mid-semester shift.  Additionally two Advising Directors discuss the significa...

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In this special episode Colum and Matt explore the idea of community, what it means and how it can be created. They speak to advisers who are creating communities in online spaces due to the social distancing required to slow the spread of COVID-19. They examine the impact of the novel coronavirus on Res Life in universities and how it has affected domestic and international students alike. 

In this episode you’ll hear interviews wi...

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Hello, and welcome to a special episode of Adventures in Advising, a podcast hosted by Colum Cronin and Matt Markin.

COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It has affected the lives of billions of people around the world. 

It has a huge impact on all aspects of the the Higher Education sector; many institutions have moved or are moving all their teaching and assessment online, and have as...

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Hello, and welcome to the fifth episode of Adventures in Advising, a podcast hosted by Colum Cronin and Matt Markin.

In this episode Colum and Matt examine leadership within Higher Education. What makes a good leader? How can you improve your leadership skills and abilities? What does leadership empowerment look like? They also discuss NACADA's Emerging Leader Program, which Matt graduated from, and the tangible benefits he rece...

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Hello, and welcome to the fourth episode of Adventures in Advising, a podcast hosted by Colum Cronin and Matt Markin.

In this episode Colum and Matt consider the impact of technology on academic advising. Do chatbots help or hinder? Can technology be leveraged to improve the experience of both students and advisors? 

In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance): 

Eric Stoller - VP of Digital Strategy at Gecko E...

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Hello, and welcome to episode three of Adventures in Advising, a podcast hosted by Colum Cronin and Matt Markin.

In this episode Colum and Matt reflect upon their own college experiences, and talk to some current students and recent graduates to hear about college life from their perspective. They also discuss how to utilise advising to help transform students' experiences of Higher Education, both at an individual and instituti...

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Hello, and welcome to the second episode of Adventures in Advising, a podcast hosted by Colum Cronin and Matt Markin.

In this episode Colum and Matt remind listeners about deadlines! Most specifically proposal deadlines. The deadline for proposals for NACADA's International Conference, which this year takes place in Greece, is Monday, 20th January. And the deadline for NACADA's Annual Conference, which takes place in Puerto ...

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