College of Science Academic Advisors and Student Success Advocates from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System, took an active role hosting and participating in the 2023 NACADA 2023 Region 4 Conference, March 5-7, 2023 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL.


The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) is a global, member-driven organization of professional advisors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance student success through academic advising. This year's Region 4 conference theme, "Blast into Success," provided the backdrop for the three-day event, which included over 320 attendees from colleges and universities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. 


A crucial part of the regional conference is the opportunity to learn and share best practices in the field of academic advising. The UAH College of Science advising staff: Michelle Brightwell, Morgan Lewis, Kailyn Weaver, and Matthew Wilson presented their top advising practices that help make the College of Science a productive student advising experience. Topics discussed included:


  • The College of Science proactive advising cohort model.
  • The implementation of the Student Educational Planner in their advising practices.
  • Making a welcoming student-friendly office environment.


This was the first time the NACADA Region 4 conference was held in Huntsville, AL. UAH Science advisors and staff were proud to have a strong presence at the NACADA 2023 Conference, where they showed how much they care about the students and how dedicated they are to enriching their advising experience.


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