Building Advisory Competency: Informational Knowledge Component
60 min – March 6, 2018 (Tuesday)
Panelists: Kathy Stockwell (Fox Valley Technical College) and Debra Dotterer (Michigan State University)
At the request of the association’s leadership, the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model (2017) was crafted by the Professional Development Committee (PDC). The purpose of the model is to identify the broad range of understanding, knowledge, and skills that support academic advising, to guide professional development, and to promote the contributions of advising to student development, progress, and success. In a December 2017 webinar, PDC Chair Teri Farr led members of her team in an Introduction to the NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model, sharing their experiences with the model’s development process, the thoughts underlying its framework and core competency areas, and the ongoing project of professional development resource identification and development. In February 2018, a second presentation team followed up with discussion of the Model’s Conceptual Understanding Component. In this 60-minute videocast presentation, Kathy Stockwell (Fox Valley Technical College) and Debra Dotterer (Michigan State University) continue the conversation with a deeper look at the Model’s Informational Knowledge Component. The competencies included in the informational component provide advising personnel with the substance of academic advising. It covers the knowledge that academic advisors must gain to be able to guide students at their institution. When the subject of academic advising comes up, thoughts inevitably turn to the amount of information advisors are expected to know or have access to, for information is the coin of the advising realm! Advisors and advising administrators will benefit from this presentation, designed to help them learn more about the seven core competency areas included in the Informational component.