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Author: Colum Cronin and Matt Markin

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Passionate about working with students and making a difference in their lives? Join Colum Cronin and Matt Markin as they bring together the global academic advising community to share knowledge, best practices, and their own advising stories.
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Welcome to the first episode of 2021! You'll hear about starting a new job in the midst of a global pandemic and advice about onboarding in a virtual environment. You'll also hear about taking on new responsibilities and supporting student success.In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Jessica Jensen -  Academic Advisor at Columbia College ChicagoErnesto Guerrero - Director of Academic Advising at CSU Channel Islands We love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastYou can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/Colum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
Episode 25 sees Colum and Matt speak with dynamic and passionate higher ed professionals based in three different counties. You'll hear personal stories, pertinent insights, and practical advice on a variety of topics.In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Ian Tyndall - Psychology Lecturer at the University of ChichesterMichael Harrison - Academic Advisor at California State University, San Bernardino Charlie Nutt - Executive Director at NACADA - The Global Community for Academic AdvisingVivian Rath - Adjunct Teaching Fellow, PhD researcher, Human Rights Activist at Trinity College Dublin.This episode is dedicated to the memory of Raymond Navarro, who worked as the Director, Advising & Academic Services at California State University San Bernardino for 26 years before retiring in 2015. Raymond passed away earlier this month. We love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastYou can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/Colum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
In episode 24 Colum and Matt speak with two experts of the flipped advising approach. Listen in to learn about the core concepts behind this approach and how it can be applied not only in academic advising, but in all aspects of student support in Higher Education. In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):George Steele - Higher Educational Consultant and Lecturer at The Ohio State University JP Villavicencio - Coordinator, Pathway for Success at the University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterWe love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastYou can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/Colum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
Episode 23 of Adventures in Advising sees Colum and Matt speak with three advising professionals from institutions across the United States. Alongside their journeys into working in Higher Education, the interviewees discuss projects they have been involved with and how they went about establishing aims and setting attainable objectives to ensure successful completion of projects.In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Leah Panganiban - Assistant Director of Academic and Student Services at the University of WashingtonKaren Archambault - Vice President, Enrollment Management & Student Success at Rowan College at Burlington CountyTiffany Schmier - Senior Academic Advisor at University of Nevada-Las VegasWe love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastYou can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/Colum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
In Episode 22  of Adventures in Advising, Colum and Matt speak with four Higher Ed professionals who offer insights into leadership, and best practice approaches.In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Cecilia Olivares - President at NACADA, The Global Community for Academic Advising and Director, Transfer Center and First Generation Student Initiatives and Interim Director of Discovery Center at the University of Missouri-ColumbiaRyan Scheckel - Assistant Director, Pre-Professional Health Careers at Texas Tech UniversityQuentin Alexander - Senior Director of Advising for Undergraduate Education at George Mason UniversityAnn Bingham - Senior Teaching Fellow (Academic Practice) at the University of SouthamptonWe love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastYou can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/Colum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
Episode 21  of Adventures in Advising sees Colum and Matt reflecting, with their guests, on NACADA's recent virtual annual conference.  You'll hear from the chairperson of the organising committee about the work that went into planning the conference. NACADA's Executive Director also speaks about his learnings and takeaways from #NACADA20virtual. A global perspective comes from the UAE.In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Jonathan Hallford - Academic Advisor at Auburn UniversityMehvash Ali - Director, Academic Support Center at the American University of SharjahCharlie Nutt - Executive Director at NACADA, The Global Community for Academic AdvisingWe love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastYou can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/Colum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
Welcome to Episode 20 of Adventures in Advising. This episode features interviews with two advisors who have been planning and implementing new and successful support strategies for both students and staff in their respective institutions. You'll also hear about the transcontinental mentoring programme that they collaborate on. In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Gavin Farber - Academic Advisor, at the Fox School of Business, Temple University Suzanne Sealey - Senior Manager, Student Advising and Retention at La Trobe UniversityWe love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastYou can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/Colum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
Episode 19 of Adventures in Advising features two fantastically insightful interviews; during which you'll learn about the inclusive faculty framework, and hear discussion about advising systems, and meeting the needs of students.You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Sean Bridgen - Associate Director at NACADABrian Kapinos - Assistant Academic Dean at the College of our Lady of the ElmsYou can find a link to Sean Bridgen's article 'Using Systems Theory to Understand the Identity of Academic Advising: A Case Study' from the  NACADA Journal (2017) 37 (2): 9–20, here.You can find a link to Brian Kapinos' article 'Addressing the Academic and Institutional Challenges of Community College Adult Learners Using Advising Practices' from the  Journal of Higher Education Management Volume 34, Number 2 (2019), here.We love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastYou can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/Colum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
Episode 18 of Adventures in Advising features three fantastic interviews. Colum and Matt hear about the upcoming NACADA Annual Conference which has moved to a virtual format. They learn about the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Resource Center (APIDA). And finally they explore student engagement and how advising approaches differ around the world. You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Jonathan Hallford - Academic Advisor at Auburn UniversityVirginia Loh-Hagan - Faculty Director for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Resource Center (APIDA) at San Diego State UniversityOscar van den Wijngaard - Project Manager Retention and Student Persistence at Maastricht University's EdLabWe love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?You can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastColum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
In episode 17 of Adventures in Advising Colum Cronin and Matt Markin seek to offer listeners insights into NACADA's Advising Communities. You'll also learn more about each of their three interviewees, and how each of them came to be involved with NACADA.  You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Amber Kargol - Academic Advisor at Iowa State UniversityWendy Schindler - Program Coordinator - TRIO Student Support Services at Northern Kentucky University Dawn Krause - Content Program Coordinator at NACADAWe love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?You can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastColum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
Episode 16 of Adventures in Advising is jam-packed with three fascinating interviews. Topics discussed include supporting and retaining students of color, mentoring students in the Arts, faculty advising, and offering guidance to students as they navigate through their doctoral studies. You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Evelyn Knox - Pan African College Scholars (PACS) Coordinator at California State University, San BernardinoMichael Cersosimo - Academic Advisor at Loyola Marymount UniversityCian O'Callaghan - Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, the University of DublinWe love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?You can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastColum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
Episode 15 of Adventures in Advising is all about graduate students and how best to encourage them, amplify their voices, and advocate on their behalf. Colum Cronin and Matt Markin speak with three experienced advisors and support staff across two continents to gather ideas and insights relevant to working with his unique cohort. You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Jamie Heck - Director of Academic Affairs at the University of Cincinnati College of NursingNiamh Nestor - Academic Adviser, School of Veterinary Medicine at University College DublinMartin John McAndrew - Postgraduate Student Support Officer at Trinity College Dublin, the University of DublinWe love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?You can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastColum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
Episode 14 of Adventures in Advising sees Colum Cronin and Matt Markin listening and learning through the reflections of their guests from Ireland and the United States of America.  You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Leanne McDonagh - Traveller Education Coordinator at the Cork Institute of TechnologyAriel Collatz - Academic Advisor and Program manager for the Arts Group Advising Center at the University of California, DavisThe article mentioned during the interview with Ariel, Higher Ed’s Toothless Response to the Killing of George Floyd, can be found here: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Higher-Ed-s-Toothless/248946We love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?You can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastColum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
In episode 13 of Adventures in Advising Colum Cronin and Matt Markin speak with two stalwarts of the advising community. They discuss best practice approaches to advising and student success, leadership styles, and practical steps to furthering your career in Higher Ed.You’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Duan Jackson - Interim Director Student Advising Initiatives at California State University, Office of the ChancellorCasey Self - Senior Director Academic Advising at the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Arizona State UniversityYou'll also hear contributions from Cheri Souza, Rhonda Baker, Ryan Scheckel, Karen Archambault, Craig McGill, Mevash Ali, Matt Eng, Gavin Faber, Erin Justyna, Leah Panganiban, Ben Hopper, Ivette Cruz Vallellanes, Charlie Nutt, and many more!We love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?You can find Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastColum is also on Twitter: @ColumFromCork
In episode 12 of Adventures in Advising Colum Cronin and Matt Markin chat with Marian, Dane, and Jamie; advisors at three different institutions about their approach to advising and new ideas and programmes they have helped implement at their campuses.This episode is dedicated to the memory of Dr Christopher Lindfelt, who was associate dean of Undergraduate Education and professor of Health Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences at California State University at San Bernardino before he sadly passed away in June 2018. In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance):Marian Gabra-Kahsay - Director of Advising Professional Development and University Studies Instructor at University of California, Los AngelesDane Zdunowski - Academic Advisor at Temple UniversityJamie Zamjahn - Senior Director of Student Success & Advising at Sonoma State UniversityYou'll also hear contributions from Charlie Nutt, Duan Jackson, Deborah Parsons, and Cara-Marie Pham sharing memories about Christopher Lindfelt.We love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?You can find Colum and Matt on Twitter: @ColumFromCork and @MarkinMattAnd on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcast
Episode 11 of Adventures in Advising sees Colum Cronin and Matt Markin speak with Leander Yazzie and learn about the about the experiences of Native students at Green River College.You'll also hear from advisors at California State University-San Bernardino about obstacles to learning and how to assist students to overcome these.In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance): Leander Yazzie - Progress & Completion Advisor at Green River CollegeMonica Pulido - Administrative Support Assistant at California State University, San BernardinoCraig R. Seal - Professor of Management at California State University, San BernardinoYou'll also hear contributions from Suzanne Sealey, Omneya Badr, Michael Harrison, Dane Zdunowski and Marian Gabra.We love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?You can find Colum and Matt on Twitter: @ColumFromCork and @MarkinMattAnd on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcast
Episode ten of Adventures in Advising sees Colum Cronin and Matt Markin celebrating Global Advising Week and NACADA's 40th anniversary.Global Advising Week recognises and champions the work of advisors, tutors, personal tutors, counselors and coaches who advise students around the globe. NACADA evolved from the first National Conference on Academic Advising in 1977; May 2, 1979 was the official date when articles of incorporation were signed creating NACADA. Join us in celebrating this special anniversary as we speak with three of NACADA's leaders.In this epic episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance): Megumi Makino-Kanehiro - Incoming Vice President, NACADA and Director of Advising, Office of Undergraduate Education & Director, Manoa Advising Center at the University of Hawaii at ManoaErin Justyna - President, NACADA and Assistant Provost for Student Affairs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center     Charlie Nutt - Executive Director at NACADA, The Global Community for Academic AdvisingYou'll also hear contributions from Quentin Alexander, Lynn O’Sickey, Cheri Souza, Casey Self, Ryan Scheckel, Oscar van den Wijngaard, Locksley Knibbs, Leah Panganiban, Maria Domingo, Kevin Thomas, JP Villavicencio, Cynthia Pascal, Wendy Schindler, Shaltalea Johns, Karen Archambault, Michael Geroux, Amanda Roberts-Mather, Rachel Mars, and Joshua Johnson.Global Advising Week is sponsored by NACADA, UKAT and LVSA. Further information and a full list of activities can be found here: https://bit.ly/2KTiMa3 All the events for this week are free and open to all. We love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcastYou can find Colum on Twitter: @ColumFromCork And Colum and Matt on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/
Episode nine of Adventures in Advising sees Colum Cronin and Matt Markin explore advising at the University of South Dakota (USD).They discuss the professionalisation of advising with Craig McGill. And you'll hear from advisors from across USD about their work in supporting students.In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance): Craig M. McGill - Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of South Dakota Sherrie Bosse - Senior Lecturer/Academic Advisor at The University of South DakotaBranden Hoefert - Academic Advisor at The University of South DakotaApril Lee - Undergraduate Recruiter at The University of South DakotaBrittany Schultz - At-Risk Advisor at The University of South DakotaJill Paulson - Academic Advisor at The University of South DakotaWe love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?You can find Colum on Twitter: @ColumFromCork And on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcast
In episode eight of Adventures in Advising, Colum Cronin and Matt Markin consider how advisors facilitate learning. Many institutions have been forced to move their teaching and assessments online in the past few weeks; this, in turn, has impacted upon students, faculty and advisors. You'll hear from all three groups, as we discuss the impact of this mid-semester shift.  Additionally two Advising Directors discuss the significant contributions advisors make to teaching and learning. In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance): David Raymond Smith - Associate Dean for Advising and Executive Director, Division of Undergraduate Studies at Pennsylvania State UniversityConor Buggy - Assistant Professor in Occupation and Environmental Studies at University College DublinVish Gain - Postgraduate Student at Dublin City UniversityAisling O'Grady - Head of Student Advisory Service at University College DublinWe’d love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?You can find Colum and Matt on Twitter: @ColumFromCork and @MarkinMattAnd on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcast
In this special episode Colum and Matt explore the idea of community, what it means and how it can be created. They speak to advisers who are creating communities in online spaces due to the social distancing required to slow the spread of COVID-19. They examine the impact of the novel coronavirus on Res Life in universities and how it has affected domestic and international students alike. In this episode you’ll hear interviews with (in order of appearance): Jessica Staten - Director of Advising for The Center for Students in Transition and Advisor Professional Development at Indiana University BloomingtonRebecca O'Hare - Head of Partnerships and Residence Experience at SFG (Student First Group)Robert Young - International Student Adviser at Royal Holloway (University of London)The resources Matt mentions at the end of the episode can be found here:https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Taking-Care-of-Your-Behavioral-Health-During-an-Infectious-Disease-Outbreak/sma14-4894https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Coping-with-Stress-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/sma14-4885We’d love to hear from listeners. What did you enjoy? Are there improvements we could make? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover, or people you’d like us to interview?You can find Colum and Matt on Twitter: @ColumFromCork and @MarkinMattAnd on Linkedin:Colum - https://www.linkedin.com/in/colum-cronin/Matt - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-markin/Our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram handle for the podcast is @AdvisingPodcast
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