Redefining the Mid-Level: How Can We Retain Academic Advisors?
60 min - November 5, 2020 (DW99 – Season 15)
Panelists: Gavin Farber (Temple University), Carrie Egnosak (Penn State Behrend), Locksley Knibbs (Florida Gulf Coast University), Shannan Schobinger, (UC Davis), Lisa Yamin (Virginia Commonwealth University)
In higher education, mid-level practitioners often face challenges that affect them both personally and professionally. Some academic advisors seek advancement to the top, while others are happy in their roles as “helping professionals.” When promotions are rare or unavailable for this group, it can be difficult for them to feel appreciated in their work. The discovery of alternative pathways can afford mid-level academic advisors opportunities to advance their professional development. In this 6o-minute videocast presentation, sponsored by NACADA’s Advisor Training and Development Community, the presenters (1) review research relevant to the topic, (2) discuss career pathways within the niche of academic advising, (3) explore new ways to enrich #HorizontalBranding, and (4) suggest ways to begin planning a revised career pathway.