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April 29, 2024

Celebrate academic advisors during NACADA Global Advising Week April 28-May 2

Submitted by Patrice Scott

NACADA Global Advising Week

Ask any student crossing the stage at graduation about who kept them on their path to degree completion — chances are, they will name their academic advisor. 

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising is inviting students, faculty and staff to celebrate academic advisors — on our campus and around the world — who guide students' journeys of success. Global Advising Week is held April 28-May 4. 

Kyle Ross, executive director of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, said advising is the only structured service on college campuses that promotes and develops an intentional relationship between students and the institution. 

"The research is clear," Ross said. "There is an irrefutable correlation between strong student connections to an institution and degree completion. That 'connection' is academic advising."  

In addition to any on-campus activities, NACADA is encouraging faculty, students and staff to post positive messages about their academic advisors on the NACADA Kudoboard.   

NACADA is hosted by the College of Education and has more than 14,000 members worldwide in 30 countries. The association fulfills its mission through online education, conferences and events, research and publications, and awards and scholarships. NACADA Consulting, an array of high-quality services for postsecondary institutions of all types across the U.S. and around the world, provides strategic, data-informed programs that maximize the role of academic advising in promoting student success.