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General Announcements


MIACADA PROFESSIONAL DEVELPOMENT GRANTS:
MIACADA will award five (5) grants for attendance at the 2017 NACADA Region V Conference in Rosemont, IL: three grants to current advising professionals and two grants to graduate students.

Additionally, MIACADA will award six (6) grants for attendance at the 2017 MIACADA Annual Conference at Lansing Community College: three to current advising professionals and three graduate students.

The MIACADA Professional Development Grants are presented as a professional development opportunity to selected MIACADA members who demonstrate involvement in national, regional, state, and/or local advising organizations and exhibit the potential for MIACADA leadership roles.

To Apply:
Step 1: Review all Grant details and criteria here
Step 2: Complete this application in its entirety
Step 3: Email your resume to MIACADA President Elect, Anne London at londonan@gvsu.edu

Application & emailed resumes must arrive electronically no later than January 23, 2017.



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2016-2017 President's Letter

Christopher Strychalski Dear MIACADA Members,

I am very excited for the opportunity to serve as MIACADA's president for 2016-2017. During my time as an academic advisor, MIACADA has provided me with essential information that informs my daily work, professional development events that contribute to my growth as a professional, and a network of colleagues (and friends) that I rely on regularly for advice and encouragement. This year it is my hope that each of you will engage with your advising colleagues across the state in new and exciting ways and that MIACADA will be instrumental in facilitating this process.... Read entire letter

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Membership News

If you are interested in joining our organization for many wonderful opportunities and resources MIACADA has to offer its members.

- Our membership fee is only $15/year
- Membership is from May 1 through April 30
- Membership listing available upon request

The benefits of joining this organization include reduced rate for conferences/events, access to a state network of colleagues, and a voice in how this organization functions. Find out more


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Job Postings

Most announcements will remain on the position page for approximately two weeks.

The following position(s) are currently seeking applications:

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
SPECIALIST ADVISOR
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE: CRIMINAL JUSTICE
POSTING NUMBER: 4391
http://michigan.hercjobs.org/jobs/8600109/specialist-advisor

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
ACADEMIC ADVISOR II
STUDENT SERVICES: STUDENT RETENTION
POSTING NUMBER: 042329
http://michigan.hercjobs.org/jobs/8600080/academic-advisor-ii

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR
ACADEMIC PROGRAM SPECIALIST
COLLEGE OF LSA: KESSLER PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
JOB OPENING ID: 134312
http://michigan.hercjobs.org/jobs/8617763/academic-program-specialist

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR
KESSLER PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
COLLEGE OF LSA: KESSLER PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
JOB OPENING ID: 134310
http://michigan.hercjobs.org/jobs/8617762/kessler-presidential-scholars-program-director

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ACADEMIC ADVISOR
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
http://michigan.hercjobs.org/jobs/8625588/college-of-business-academic-advisor

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
ACADEMIC ADVISOR
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION & FINE ARTS
POSTING NUMBER: 76350
http://michigan.hercjobs.org/jobs/8625148/academic-advisor


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Events and Conferences

State Conferences:
MIACADA 2017 Annual Conference
Date:Friday, May 19th,

Main Campus of Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI

Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference
February 16-17, 2017, Detroit, MI

Other State Conferences:
NACADA Region 5 Annual Conference
March 15-17, 2017, Rosemont, IL

OHAAA's 2017 21st Annual Conference - June 16, 2017, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Future Webinars:
MIACADA hosts NACADA Webinar: Nudging Students to Success – April 6, 2017


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Featured Photo

MIACADA Photos - We need your help!

The school year is passing by and we know you held an event that you would like to share a photo. We would be interested in seeing what you've all been doing so far.
If you have any photos that you would like to share with us please send them along to miacada.photos@gmail.com.


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Webinar Events

MIACADA Webinars

MIACADA hosts NACADA Webinar:
Nudging Students to Success: The Integration of Academic Advising and Motivational Psychology
April 6, 2017
2:00-3:00pm EST


Registration will be open as we get closer to the date. Keep an eye out on the bi-weekly newsletter.

Details: In this webinar, presenters from highly-rated past NACADA conferences come together to address a dilemma that academic advisors from across the globe are all too familiar with: How do we effectively motivate students to take advantage of student success offices and academic planning tools? Despite the fact that most higher education institutions now offer a wealth of student success resources, survey data suggests that these offices are under-utilized by students. Our presenters will discuss the micro and macro factors that contribute to this issue, and will argue that academic advisors play an essential role in the solution. Utilizing techniques found in Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein’s “Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” advisors are able to nudge students into making good decisions by altering predictable behavior through incentives. Discussion will focus on nudging students via intentional acts of persuasion and guidance to produce outcomes while maintaining a student’s agency.

Additional information can be found at: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events/Web-Events/Web-Events-Coming/Web-Event-April-2017.aspx


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Applications & Forms



More information about our 2016 Membership application can be found here