There are professional organizations for academic advisors at the university, state and national levels. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources in order to gain knowledge about innovative advising practices, as well as create a sense of community within the field.
The WAAN Network was created to connect both professional and faculty advisors on Washburn University’s campus. Monthly meetings feature guest speakers and sharing of information about current campus policies and procedures. Join the WAAN listserv to receive information about upcoming meetings and announcements.
KAAN is an affiliate organization of the national organization. Hundreds of advisors, faculty and university professionals from institutions across the state meet annually in September. This conference is an excellent economic way to gain professional development and network with others from our state who share our interest in student success.
NACADA is the premier advising organization. Numerous professional development events are held each year. The latest in advising research is published quarterly in the NACADA Journal. Many publications and online resources are provided, in addition to regional and national annual conferences.