Adventures in Advising

Adventures in Advising

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

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June 24, 2024 43 mins

Karen Lewis, assistant director of the English Undergraduate Studies Office at the University of Maryland College Park, discusses serving as an administrator and advising students. She addresses the dynamics of advising different student populations, and how NACADA leadership prepared her for her leadership role on campus. The guest host is Chris Kirchhof, University of Pittsburgh. Chris and Karen will also promote the NACADA Annua...

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Join us in celebrating 100 episodes of the Adventures in Advising podcast with special guests: 

00:10 - Charlie Nutt, NACADA Executive Office (retired)
09:00 - Melinda Anderson, Achieving the Dream
44:40 - Josephine Gabi, Manchester Metropolitan University and Ann Bingham, University of Southampton
01:11:25 - Jennifer V. Nguyen and Cheri Souza, Stupski Foundation

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In episode 99, we chat with Tashauna Stewart, academic advisor in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Tashauna discusses going beyond the confines of traditional advising roles, developing and co-coordinating advisor professional development opportunities through micro-externships, and supporting students through tragedy. Guest hosted by Dr. Marcedes Butler, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

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In Ep. 98, Matt Markin chats with Raezheen Pascua, academic advisor and junior faculty specialist at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Dr. Michael Cersosimo, director of student success at Loyola Marymount University discuss cultivating learning through mentorship. Rae also discusses her additional responsibilities with scholarly contributions, as well as her goals and experience as a mentee. Michael discusses his new director rol...

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In Ep. 97, Matt Markin chats with Leslie Bell, academic advisor and retention specialist at Rust College. Leslie discusses helping students understand the importance of networking and building a career portfolio. Additionally, Leslie addresses neurodivergence, misconceptions associated with it and tips for advisors working with students who are neurodivergent. Last, he addresses social media’s impact on his professional development...

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In episode 96, Matt Markin chats with Joan Krush, assistant director for member engagement at the NACADA Executive Office. Joan discusses her past experience in admissions and advising, building positive relationships between primary role advisors and faculty, as well as the revamp of the Emerging Leaders Program and why you should apply as an emerging leader or mentor. 

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In episode 95, Matt Markin chats with returning guest Ryan Braeger, assistant dean for advising and student development at Saint Michael’s College. Ryan discusses his experience creating an institution level advising publication, the pros and cons involved, and ways that every advising professional can contribute to the scholarship of academic advising. 



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In Ep. 94, Bri Harvie, associate director of academic advising at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology discusses how the Canadian higher education system differs from the U.S.,  how parenting has informed her practice in advising, changing the student mindset regarding grades, and accepting new challenges. Guest host Thomas Shelly from Oregon State University.

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Matthew Plescia, academic advisor in the Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University discusses navigating the cultural and curriculum changes through switching institutions, advocating for others, synchronous communication technology, and utilizing an appreciative advising approach with students. Guest hosted by Dr. Locksley Knibbs, Florida Gulf Coast University. 

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In episode 92, Matt Markin chats with Dr. Dana Zahorik, manager of advising services and retention initiatives at Fox Valley Technical College. Dr. Zahorik discusses the creation of CARES Purpose Driving Advising, what it means for educators to be student ready, and challenging the policies and procedures to make a better student experience. 

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In episode 91 of the podcast, Matt Markin interviews Dr. Ryan Keating, director of the Office of Student Research at CSU San Bernardino. Dr. Keating discusses how academic advising professionals can have a better understanding of what student research is, how to engage students and inform them about the importance of research, and what students do and take on during college have real implications for their future.
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As NACADA’s executive director since August 2023, Dr. Kyle Ross joins the podcast to discuss how his background has prepared him for this role, his message to members, his vision for the direction of the organization, NACADA’s commitment to DEI, and how NACADA will remain the leader in academic advising.

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In Ep 89, we chat with Dr. Craig McGill, assistant professor at Kansas State University. Craig discusses grounded theory, knowledge creation within the professionalization of academic advising, and the untapped research and scholarship potential of primary role advisors. This week's episode is guest hosted by Ryan Scheckel from Texas Tech University.  




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In episode 88, we chat with Dr. Margaret Mbindyo, associate professor and advisement coordinator at Millersville University. Dr. Mbindyo discusses transformational leadership, change management, working with immigrant and refugee students through the Promising Scholars project, and the goals of the NACADA Global Engagement Advising Community!

 

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In Ep. 87, we're observing First-Generation College Celebration in November! We chat with Zachary Desjardins with University at Albany. As a proud first-generation college graduate, Zach shares his personal and professional experience tackling the institutional and psychological barriers that exist for first-generation college students and how to better serve our students. 

 


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In episode 86, we chat with Dr. Quentin Alexander with James Madison University and Dr. Charlie Nutt, retired NACADA Executive Director. Charlie gives his thoughts on leadership changes in NACADA and being the latest recipient of the Virginia N. Gordon award, while Quentin discusses what compassion fatigue is and how it differs from burnout. Learn about the symptoms of compassion fatigue and what tips you can use to combat this. 

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In episode 85, we interview Alex Kunkle, director of academic advising at Nevada State University. Alex chats about utilizing a centralized advising model, management styles, NACADA involvement, and supporting students experiencing shame and guilt. 

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In Ep. 84, we interview Ryan Braeger, assistant dean for advising and student development at Saint Michael’s College, about faculty lead advising, opportunities in publications, and helping students invest in the exploration of their meaning through logotherapy.

We also hear from Stefani Schrader from NACADA's Executive Office about submitting a proposal for the NACADA Region Conferences! 

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In episode 83, we chat with Dr. David Marshall from California State University, San Bernardino about reimagining a university honors program that scales up a different type of learning experience, developing community minded students, and misconceptions about high achieving students vs honors students. Also learn about David’s specialization in medieval literature and his advice for new professors. 

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In episode 82, we chat with Dr. Gabe Bermea, lecturer at Sam Houston State University and visiting scholar with the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions about the rise of artificial intelligence powered technologies and its connections to higher education, specifically academic advising. Can AI help advisors have more transformational conversations with students? What skills do advisors need working with AI?

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