CADE Center for Advising, Development, and Enrichment

New COB Center for Advising, Development, and Enrichment (CADE)

By Nicholas Bartlett, Jacob Day, Cory Parsons, Brianna Welle, and Allison Williams

In the fall of 2011, the College of Business will have a new “Center for Advising, Development, and Enrichment’ (CADE), which will be a place where students can go for all their advising needs. In addition to traditional advising on degree requirements and course schedules, CADE will also be a resource for students to obtain assistance and information on development and enrichment opportunities within the College of Business and on campus. The center will help students make connections with services such as the Academic Skills Center, Career Services, the Center for International Education, and the National Student Exchange Program.

Dr. Diane Hoadley, College of Business Dean, approached Dr. Jack Hoggatt, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and the Business Communication Department Chair, to chair a committee to address the need for an advising center, and to create a proposal for BluGold Commitment Differential Tuition funding. The proposal was submitted and funded, and an advisory committee was assembled to develop a strategic plan for the center.

CADE will accomplish several main objectives. The Center will improve the quality of College of Business undergraduate academic advising and will increase student retention within the College of Business. The new center also hopes to improve the quality of College of Business career development and student enrichment. Finally, CADE will strive to develop an aggressive support program for students in academic difficulty, and initiate a time-to-degree advising program within the College of Business.

Dr. Hoggatt states that “the center will coordinate all levels of advising and act as a centralized conduit of information.”

According to Dr. Hoggatt, the mission and vision statement for CADE are as follows:

Mission: The Center for Advising, Development, and Enrichment (CADE) aims to provide comprehensive, quality advising tailored to the College of Business students, while at the same time increasing students’ awareness and participation across a variety of developmental and high-impact experiences.

Vision: CADE envisions future UW-EC alumni as well-rounded individuals who graduated in a timely manner with a broad set of skills, experiences, and social connections developed over their academic careers, designed to elevate their professional aspirations and lay the foundation for life-long learning.

CADE will have a center coordinator, three part-time advisors, and three full-time advisors. The three part-time advisors will consist of current College of Business faculty.

According to Dr. Hoggatt, CADE will strive to get “at least 25% of all College of Business freshmen to develop a CADE plan in the first year of the new center.” This will enable them to set-up a plan and goals for their college career, instead of viewing the time as “just 120 credit hours,” as Dr. Hoggatt stated.

Four-Year CADE Plan

FOCUS

OBJECTIVE*

METHOD

Academics

Ensure a well-rounded education and timely graduation

Individualized 4-year Comprehensive Academic Development & Enrichment (CADE) plans

Alignment of GE, core, and elective courses to overarching goals

Professional advising

Career

Ensure developmental opportunities that launch successful, productive careers

Internships in partnership with Career Services

Network through peer and community mentoring (profit and non-profit)

Volunteer and service learning activity in partnership with the Center for Service Learning

Enrichment

Produce well-rounded individuals through high impact experiences

Study abroad in partnership with International Education office

National exchange programs in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students

Intercultural immersion experiences

Service learning

Student/faculty research projects

COB Student Organizations

The hope for CADE is that it will provide “a unique, well-rounded, life-altering experience at UW-Eau Claire.” The physical location of the new center is yet to be determined, but it plans to be up-and-running by fall 2011.


Nicholas Bartlett Jacob Day Cory Parsons Brianna Welle Allison Williams

From left to right: Nicholas Bartlett is a junior marketing major from Arden Hills, MN; Jacob Day is a junior accounting and management major from Spencer, WI; Cory Parsons is a junior management major from Altoona, WI; Brianna Welle is a senior marketing analytics major from Eagan, MN; and Allison Williams is a senior marketing analytics major from Appleton, WI. They wrote this article for their BCOM Advanced Writing class.

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