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Professional Resources

All who serve as academic advisors at Baylor University are encouraged to expolre the many opportunities to participate in professional organizations designed for advisors!

Professional Organizations and Resources

NACADA - National Academic Advising Association
national organization

NACADA Region VII - National Academic Advising Association
regional organization

TEXAAN - Texas Academic Advising Network

TAAHP - Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions

FYE - First-Year Experience


National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students

Professional Development Opportunities on Campus

Day of the Advisor - The seventh annual Day of the Advisor was held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. This annual spring program is designed as an opportunity for interaction and for professional development for any university faculty and staff who serve as academic advisors or who support academic advising at Baylor. The Academic Advising Council sometimes sponsors three professional development sessions, a luncheon, and in February 2011, a special original musical production by Baylor SHOWTIME!, directed by Daniel Farris. Previous keynote speakers include Dr. Wes Habley (2008), Shawn Achor (2009), Grant Teaff (2010), Dr. Kim Scott (2013) and Burt Burleson (2014). Click here for additional information about Day of the Advisor.

ADVISE - Advisors Discussing Various Issues and Sharing Experiences - These programs, designed for all faculty and staff who provide academic advising for Baylor students or who support academic advising at Baylor, are a series of "brown bag" lunch or afternoon programs hosted each semester by University Advisement. Click here for additional information about ADVISE programs.

SOAPS - Spotlight On Academic Programs Series - These programs, also hosted by University Advisement, are designed to shine the spotlight on a different academic program each time so advisors can hear from the program directors and stay abreast of all the latest information. Three afternoon or morning programs are held in the fall and three are scheduled for spring. All advisors are encouraged to attend to learn more about many of the unique and outstanding programs offered by various departments here at Baylor.

HRCLL training seminars and workshops - (Human Resources Center for Learning and Leadership) - Numerous seminars, worshops, and training sessions are available throughout the year and advisors are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities for professional development. Visit the Human Resources website for details.

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