‘A lack of respect for our profession:’ Advisers express frustration over lack of voice in grading policy changes

Photo Credit: Presley Glotfelty | Daily Texan Staff

Please see the link below for today’s article on our response to the grading change policy, which we view as symptomatic of a bigger respect issue. Please trust that we are moving quickly behalf of advisors and student support staff.

https://thedailytexan.com/2020/12/03/A-lack-of-respect-for-our-profession-Advisers-express-frustration-over-lack-of-voice-in-grading-policy-changes

 

2019-2020 ACA Advising Excellence Award Winners

It’s our pleasure to announce the 2019-2020 ACA Advising Awards! The ACA Awards & Recognition Committee historically awards three outstanding members ACA each year. This year is special for a lot of reasons (as I’m sure you well know), but it’s also special because due to ACA skipping this awards cycle last year, we get to distribute twice the awards this year! So, without further ado, here are the 2019-2020 ACA Advising Excellence Awards!

Dedication to Students

This award recognizes individuals in the advising community who have direct advising interaction with students and go above and beyond their job duties to support student growth and development. Each of our award winners will receive $300.

We are pleased to present the 2019-2020 Dedication to Students award to:

Juliana Lindsey

Program Manager

Office of Student Success

College of Liberal Arts

Shannon Gutheil

Senior Student Program Coordinator

Health Professions Office

College of Natural Sciences

 

Service To Advising

This award recognizes individuals who are involved in professional development opportunities and/or participate in leadership positions in the advising community. Each of our award winners will receive $300.

We are pleased to present the 2019-2020 Service to Advising Award to:

Anna Glendening

Associate Academic Advisor

School of Human Ecology

College of Natural Sciences

Olivia Biehle

Senior Academic Advisor

Center for First Year Advising

College of Natural Sciences

 

Taking Initiative to Create Positive Change

This award recognizes individuals in the advising community who have developed an innovative system, tool, program, or process within the last three years. Each of our award winners will receive $300.

We are pleased to present the 2019-2020 Taking Initiative to Create Positive Change Award to:

Brittney Outlaw

Senior Academic Advisor

Engineering Student Services

Cockrell School of Engineering

Shannon Rose

Senior Academic Advisor

Bridging Disciplines Programs

TEXAS Undergraduate Studies

 

  • Congratulations to all of our 2019-2020 ACA Advising award winners!

 

2020 Elections!

Hello ACA Members!

We are officially calling for ACA Executive Committee Nominations. You can find descriptions of each officer position Here and find the nomination form here.

For those who are nominated for Executive Committee, we are asking for an Introduction of You at our April 3 General Meeting.

We are also officially calling for ACA Committee Chair Nominations. You can find descriptions of the various committees in the by-laws and find the nomination form here.

For those who are nominated for Chair Positions, we are asking for an Introduction of You at our May 15 General Meeting.

The introduction may occur in the medium of your choosing within a 3-minute time limit. The introduction should also include:

1) why you want to serve on the ACA Executive Committee
2) your previous involvement with ACA
3) your ideas for this position
4) what you will contribute to the executive committee team
5) anything else you’d like to share

Examples of the Introduction of You can include video, speech, written project, another medium of your choosing. Please keep in mind the nature of the Executive Committee role when selecting this medium.