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May 2, 2012

UW-Eau Claire CADE awarded NACADA Certificate of Merit award for quality advising

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business Center for Advising, Development, and Enrichment (CADE) has been awarded a 2012 Certificate of Merit by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

“The NACADA award reflects a commitment by the university, Student Senate, and the College of Business to provide students with quality advising,” said Dr. Jack Hoggatt, assistant dean for the College of Business and director of CADE. “Good advising increases student retention, promotes rich academic and co-curriculum experiences, and keeps students on track for graduation.”

Hoggatt and his staff, which includes academic advisers Dr. Meg Devine, Theresa Wells and Abbie Windsor, and Student Professional Development Program staff Justin Gardner, Sheryl Poirier, and Dr. Chuck Tomkovick, will be recognized at the 2012 Annual NACADA Conference, October 4-7 in Nashville, TN.

CADE was one of eight programs selected to receive the Certificate of Merit recognition. In addition, three programs were selected to receive the 2012 Outstanding Advising Program award. See box below. Programs were evaluated on six criteria: 1) innovative quality — represents a new approach or an approach new to the institution; 2) creativity — creative use of resources in the delivery of advising services; 3) academic currency — ability to address a current problem or issue; 4) institutional commitment — demonstrated commitment to advising throughout the institution; 5) impact — evidence of positive student and/or institutional outcomes; and 6)transferability — applicability to a wide variety of institutions.

NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. The organization has over 10,000 members representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and several other international countries. Members represent higher education institutions across the spectrum of Carnegie classifications and include professional advisors/counselors, faculty, administrators and students whose responsibilities include academic advising.

For more information about the UW-Eau Claire CADE, contact Dr. Jack Hoggatt, CADE director.

Source: NACADA website

2012 NACADA award winning programs

Outstanding Advising Program recipients

  • CCC2NAU - Coconino Community College and Northern Arizona University
  • Texas Interdisciplinary Plan Scholars - University of Texas-Austin
  • 21st Century Scholars Peer Mentors - Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Certificate of Merit recipients

  • Academic Exploration Program, Bradley University
  • Academic Probation Curriculum, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • CECS Academic Alert, University of Central Florida
  • CADE, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business
  • First-Year Testing, Consulting and Advising Program, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Freshmen Studies - Seton Hall University
  • Miller Scholars and Honors Program - Ball State
  • Ole Miss Academic Advising Network - University of Mississippi
  • Peer Coaching Program - Brigham Young University
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