Building Advisory Competency: Relational Skills Component
60 min – April 4, 2018 (Wednesday)
Panelists: Rebecca Hapes (Texas A&M University), Josephine Volpe (University of Chicago-Illinois), Rhonda Christian (Durham College), Ashley Clark (University of Texas-Austin), Dawn Fettig (University of Colorado-Boulder)
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 and March 2018, presentation team followed up with discussion of the Model’s Conceptual
and Informational components.
In this 60-minute videocast presentation, Rebecca Hapes (Texas A&M University), Josephine Volpe (University of Chicago-Illinois), Rhonda Christian (Durham College), Ashley Clark (University of Texas-Austin), and Dawn Fettig (University of Colorado-Boulder) continue the conversation with a deeper look at the Model’s Relational component
. The competencies included in the relational component provide advising personnel with the skills
needed to convey the concepts and information from the other two components to their advisees. Advisors and advising administrators will benefit from this presentation, designed to help them learn more about the seven core competency areas included in the Relational component.