Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we will be suspending in-person Master Advisor events and workshops for the rest of the semester. We still want to provide access to quality professional development whenever possible. While we only have one access code for live viewing of the NACADA webinars, we will be sharing recordings and materials with you after the webinars for anyone who wants to view them. Other workshops will either be rescheduled or offered in a digital format.
In regards to Master Advisor Certification and Recertification, we are going to be flexible with the event requirements for this year. If you were planning to certify or recertify this year, we will waive up to 2 Master Advisor events so you can achieve your certification. We recognize the hard work that is going into moving your advising practices and other job duties to a remote format and that is exactly the kind of professional development that the Master Advisor Program encourages. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to reach out to me. To be clear—FOR THIS YEAR ONLY, to certify you needed to complete the Seminar requirement, complete at least 1 Master Advisor event, and submit an advising reflection (to email@example.com through email). To recertify this year, you needed to complete at least 4 Master Advisor events in the past 3 years and submit an advising reflection (to firstname.lastname@example.org through email). We are extending the deadline for Master Advisor Certification or Recertification to May 1st. Applications for Senior Master Advisor are still due April 1st.
We also still plan to honor and select advisors for the Outstanding Advisor Awards. While the on-campus breakfast will unfortunately be cancelled, we are still looking forward to recognizing our winners and honoring the excellent advising and student support that is happening at NKU! Stay tuned for more information on how the awards will be announced later this semester.
Stay healthy and keep up the great work of serving our students!
New Master Advisors will be recognized at the annual Outstanding Advisor Breakfast.
Master Advisor candidates will have the opportunity to be assigned a Senior Master Advisor Mentor who will serve as a campus resource.
New Senior Master Advisors will earn a $500 stipend from the Office of the Vice Provost following completion of program requirements.
Senior Master Advisors are given the opportunity to mentor new Master Advisor candidates and facilitate Master Advisor workshops or training sessions. The goal of the Senior Master Advisor status is to provide leadership opportunities to Master Advisors who have proven themselves as skilled and knowledgeable advisors at NKU.
Attendance at the Master Advisor Seminar (usually offered over Fall break) will satisfy this requirement.
Workshops, luncheons, professional development sessions, attending conferences, and/or advising-related activities that relate to the needs of your particular academic program or advising office count as Master Advisor events. Master Advisor Events should be completed prior to April 1st.
This is due after the other requirements are completed, and should be a reflection of how your view of advising has changed or updated after completion of Master Advisor related events at NKU.
Applicants will be notified whether or not their application for Senior Master Advisor status has been accepted before the Outstanding Advisor Awards Breakfast in late April/early May.
Senior Master Advisor candidates will be assigned a mentee (a newly-certified Master Advisor OR a newly-hired advisor) who is from a different academic department than their own. The Senior Master Advisor Candidate will mentor the advisor over the course of the 12 months following acceptance of the application.
It is reserved for advisors who are active university citizens and who have significantly impacted academic advising. Senior Master Advisors who have met the requirements below are eligible for this status.
Advisors of Distinction will retain their status while they remain in an advising-related role at NKU. No recertification is necessary. These individuals may elect to serve as a mentor to new Master Advisors from year to year; however, they will not be required to do so.
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