Academic advising and training took a step forward recently with establishment of a WSU chapter of the national Academic Advising Association (ACADA).
“WSU has a core group of people from across the university who interact with students on a daily basis,” said Lisa Laughter, WSU ACADA president and Student Advising and Learning Center coordinator of college success workshops. “Any interested person who does advising of any type at WSU is invited to explore our chapter.”
The nine primary goals of ACADA include:
• increasing communication among advisers;
• strengthening recognition of the significance of academic advising in the recruitment, retention and academic success of students;
• and promoting multicultural awareness and competencies for advisers and other student support professionals.
The chapter will provide professional development opportunities, host monthly roundtable discussions, recognize exceptional advising with annual awards and establish an adviser certification program.
An ACADA website is under development ONLINE @ wsuacada.wsu.edu.