Recapping the UI WSU ACADA 8th annual advising symposium

The University of Idaho 8th Annual Advising Symposium, “Student Success:  It Takes a Village” was held on Friday, September 9, 2011.  This year UI ACADA co-hosted this annual event with Washington State University ACADA.  

This joint effort set a record attendance with over 200 attendees, representing 14 institutions:  Walla Walla Community College, College of Western Idaho, Boise State University, Eastern Oregon University, Eastern Washington University, Heritage University, Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training, Lewis-Clark State College, North Idaho College, Northwest Nazarene university, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Spokane Falls Community College, and Washington State University (WSU) (Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Tri-Cities).  The symposium was funded from numerous colleges and departments from UI and WSU.  This successful collaborative effort will likely be repeated for future advising symposiums.

This day-long event included 20 sessions covering an array of advising topics.  Presentations were give by faculty and staff from an array of institutions including Boise State University, Pierce College, Washington State University, Northwest Nazarene University, and Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training.

Dr. Charlie Nutt, NACADA Executive Director, gave the keynote address on “Academic Advising, Student Learning and Success.”  Charlie’s enthusiastic speech was well received and was the highlight of the symposium.

The region leadership donated two NACADA memberships as door prizes. Both were awarded to University of Idaho attendees: Heather Page, Director, Student Services, College of Natural Resources, and Ricardo Buenrostro, Assistant Director, Admissions. Congratulations Heather and Ricardo!

~ Karen Gillespie, Idaho Liaison

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