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General Announcements

MIACADA 2019 Academic Advising Awards

The Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA) is pleased to offer the Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards for 2019. These awards are designed to honor individuals and institutions within Michigan making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. All awards are presented at the Region Five conference held Wednesday, March 13-15th, 2019 at The Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. The selection committee reserves the right to make no awards in a certain category. Preference will be given to completed application packets.

Complete details about the awards can be found here (PDF).

The deadline for the receipt of nomination materials is February 1, 2019.

Come be a part of the 2019 NACADA Region 5 Conference in Detroit!

The 2019 NACADA Region 5 Conference will be held in Detroit, MI, March 13-15 at the historic Renaissance Center. The 2019 theme is “Advising Renaissance: Awakening the Drive and Passion within Students”. The conference opens with a keynote address from Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson. Charlie Nutt, executive director of NACADA, will moderate a panel of administrators who will discuss best practices for Student Success.

Michigan has several members serving on the 2019 conference planning committee.

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please feel free to reach out to Heidi Purdy at purdyh@msu.edu or Jonelle Golding at goldingj@msu.edu

More details about the conference can be found here:
General Information
Hotel Information
Registration Information

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2018-2019 President's Letter

Rachel Pawlowski

Greetings MIACADA Members!

It is an amazing privilege to serve as the President of MIACADA for the 2018-2019 term. I take on this role this year with much hope and positivity. Hope that the role of Academic Advising continues to grow as a profession and as a community. Positivity that those whom you have elected will continue to strive for excellence... Read entire letter

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Membership News

If you are interested in joining our organization for many wonderful opportunities and resources MIACADA has to offer its members.

- Our membership fee is only $15/year
- Membership is from May 1 through April 30
- Membership listing available upon request

The benefits of joining this organization include reduced rate for conferences/events, access to a state network of colleagues, and a voice in how this organization functions. Find out more

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Job Postings / Internships

Internship Opportunity

St. Clair County Community College
Port Huron, Michigan
Advisor Internship Opportunity

For details contact:
Scott G. Watson
Director of Advising and Articulation

Most job posting announcements will remain on the position page for approximately two weeks.

The following position(s) are currently seeking applications:

Michigan State University
Academic Advisor—Continuing
Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics

University of Michigan
Associate Director of Advising

Wayne State University
Academic Services Officer I/II
College of Nursing

Academic Advisor II
College of Social Work

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Events and Conferences

Dates to Remember:

NACADA Region 5 Annual Conference – March 13-15, 2019.
Detroit, MI

2019 Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference—March 21-22, 2019, Detroit, MI


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Webinar Events

MIACADA Webinars

Spring Webinar has been selected!!

Academic Advising in an Era of Instant Gratification: The Pathway to Empowerment

MIACADA locations details are still being worked through but expect to see sign-up in the upcoming weeks.

Webinar Details:
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Webinar Overview:
The rise of the digital age has brought transformation at both the individual and societal levels. With constantly changing forms of technology literally at our fingertips, we must continually learn new ways to access information and connect with one another. This 24/7 access to people and things all over the world with a simple click of a button has given rise to a culture of instant gratification. Expectations of rapid response have increased demands on education professionals, who are required to evolve with their students and “meet them where they are” whenever possible. Advising personnel daily face new challenges to meet student needs and often feel pressured to move at a pace that may feel too rapid to produce optimal outcomes.

Complete details about webinar can be found at: https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events/Web-Events/Web-Events-Coming/Web-Event-April-2019.aspx

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Applications & Forms

More information about our Membership application can be found here