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Professional Development and Involvement


The Office for Student Success promotes and supports quality academic advising for all students.  Professional development provides opportunities for Academic Advisors to increase their capabilities and improve their skills, including mastery of the Academic Advising Core Competencies identified by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.  The Core Competency areas for Academic Advising are:
  1. Conceptual component provides the context for the delivery of academic advising.  This competency covers the ideas and theories that advisors must understand to effectively advise their students.
  2. Informational component is the substance of academic advising.  It covers the knowledge advisors must gain to be able to guide the students at their institution.
  3. Relational component provides the skills that enable academic advisors to convey the concepts and information from the other two components to their advisees.


Professional Development Meetings and Conferences

Professional development programs are also delivered by UAC and the Professional Development Department in the Division of Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness

University Advisors and Counselors (UAC)

UAC is a professional organization at Texas A&M University that provides support through increased professional communication. UAC offers regular programs, an opportunity to provide leadership to the profession, and a valuable connection between Academic Advisors.