Advising Matters

Volume 23, Issue 1

November 2009


Introducing the New Advising Matters Look

The Communications Committee has changed the format of the Advising Matters newsletter. As you may notice it looks a lot like ‘Purdue Today’. This new format will allow the reader to view articles of choice, and hopefully help us go green by reducing the feeling of needing to print the whole newsletter.


PACADA Joins Facebook

Advisors love to communicate and to share ideas, so we thought it could be a good idea to create a place on face book for all of the PACADA members to meet. The group has been created just for PACADA members so there should not be students, parents and people outside the Purdue community reading and posting. Please use this area to share ideas, voice concerns, and make us laugh, whatever you like.


PACADA Welcomes New Members

A dozen new members from a variety of campus areas joined PACADA this year.


Advising Tips Sought

Have you tried something that your students really respond to? Is there something happening in your office that you think others can learn from? Are you aware of non-Purdue resources that have proven to be helpful in your advising or professional growth? Then let's share!


Fall 2009 PACADA Retreat: Adventures in Academic Advising

This year’s retreat was directly relevant to the day-to-day functions of an academic advisor. The approximate 100 attendees traveled through Adventures in Academic Advising, viewing vignettes from NACADA’s academic advising professional development DVD: Scenes for Learning and Reflecting. Sara Stein Koch, director of undergraduate programs in Management, facilitated the day.


NACADA Conference Report

Purdue was well represented at the NACADA annual conference.  Six advisors attended and two separate concurrent sessions were presented.  Those attending included Sue Aufderheide, Jane Ann Dimitt, Tiffany Mousel, Kay Solomon, Diane Stevenson, and Cara Wetzel.  There were also sightings of some former Purdue colleagues in Brad Peters and Jim Mills.


Advisor Shares Favorite NACADA Sessions

“Turning Theory From “Eeew” to “Aaah!”:  Practical Advising Applications”

Presented by Amanda Cuevas from Grand Valley State University and Shawn Schultz, Pamela LeVine, and Monica Zeigler from Eastern Illinois University, this session gave a quick overview of some advising theories. 


Certificate in Entrepreneurship Program Update

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship Program thanks advisors for sharing your hard-working, entrepreneurial students with us. Our instructors are able to keep our courses strong when they are filled with students who are entrepreneurially-minded and looking to add some turbo to their major areas of study.


School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Announces Changes

Please note that a new Pharm.D. curriculum and Pre-Pharmacy curriculum were approved in 2009 for students entering the pre-pharmacy program in fall of 2010 and the professional program beginning in 2012.


Where Is My Span Plan Pen?

Span Plan is now in its 41st year of serving the needs of the adult students population at Purdue. Over the years the program and services have changed and adapted with the times.


Applicants Wanted for Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Indiana high schools.



Shay Kohne, academic advisor in the Krannert School of Management, will retire at the end of the fall semester.


Introducing Dr. Lori Synder, Assistant Professor of Agronomy.



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