Katie Wadas Thalken, MEd, director of Academic Success; Shawn Cook, MPA, assistant dean of Student Affairs; Amy Wilson, PharmD, associate dean for Academic and Student Affairs; and Kevin Powers, PhD, academic success consultant, all from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (SPAHP), presented recently at a regional conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
(NASPA), held in Lincoln, Nebraska. Their topic, “Relationships Blossom: Improving Student and Faculty Engagement in Academic Advising,” focused on cultivating advising relationships, particularly at the graduate and professional levels. The presentation highlighted one of SPAHP’s successful efforts to create a more intentional advising experience, resulting in stronger engagement and academic success.
NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession, serving a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Established in 1918 and founded in 1919, NASPA is comprised of over 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and eight U.S. Territories.