TEXAAN Notes from NACADA 2016

Another annual NACADA conference came to a close in Atlanta this October, but things are just heating up for TEXAAN and it’s members. Here are the minutes from the Region 7 Texas State Meeting that was held during the NACADA Annual Conference.

  • Matthew Haynes, TEXAAN President, opened the meeting, introducing the present TEXAAN officers.
  • Betsy Haddad, TEXAAN NACADA State Liaison, spoke on the benefits of joining TEXAAN, using the TEXAAN website, the current TEXAAN Awards Application process, and open officer positions for election during the 2017 TEXAAN Conference.
  • Officer positions open for election:
    • President-Elect
    • Vice President of Programs
    • Vice President of Technology
    • Secretary
    • Read more about the different officer positions in the TEXAAN Constitution.
  • 2017 TEXAAN Advising Awards

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A Q&A With the 2016 Best in TEXAAN Winners


2016 Best in TEXAAN Award Lauren A. Fairley- Academic Advisor I, Texas State University Terrance J. McClain- Academic Advisor I, Texas State University

Name of presenters, job title, & institution

  • Lauren A. Fairley- Academic Advisor I, Texas State University
  • Terrance J. McClain- Academic Advisor I, Texas State University

What is the name of your presentation?

  • Get Turnt! Advising Student Organizations

How did you select the topic?

  • This topic was chosen out of passion for student organizations. As academic advisors, we believe that it is important to involve ourselves with campus life. As such, we both have chosen to advise student organizations and have seen great benefits in our interaction and connection with students.

Why is it important for academic advisors to know about this topic?

  • It is important for academic advisors to know about this topic because it will enable advisors to gain a better understanding and connection to their students.  By being involved in the lives of students through campus organizations an advisor can have a greater understanding or how to serve their students.

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Spring Update: TEXAAN 2016 – Facts & Figures

23rd Annual TEXAAN Conference

February 17-19, 2016

Austin, Texas at the Holiday Inn Midtown

“Advising with a Capital A: Advanced Approaches to Academic Advising”

Number of Attendees

Final number pending

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Gary Hartman, Professor of History & Director of the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University

Number of Concurrent Sessions
32 concurrent sessions

Best in TEXAAN Award
Get Turnt: Advising Student Organizations presented by Lauren Fairley (Academic Advisor I, Texas State University); Terrance McClain (Academic Advisor I, Texas State University)

TEXAAN Award Winners

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