As members of the academic advising profession, advisors are expected to engage in professional development activities each year. As Bryant, Chagani, Endres, & Galvin (2006) state “[p]rofessional development is essential for promoting staff development, nurturing and retaining talented advisors, providing excellent student services, conserving scarce resources, and realizing institutional goals, such as improving student retention and graduation rates.” Overall, professional development engagement assists in enhancing the profession of advising within the global advising community and Indiana University Bloomington.
The BAAC email list is for official, noteworthy information that is useful to all campus advisors and other relevant members of the university. The email list is an important tool for advisor communications on the Bloomington campus, but its effectiveness can be diminished if list members receive too many messages that they do not perceive to be relevant or appropriate from the list. Our adherence to the guidelines above will help the list function effectively and efficiently for all of us.
The BAAC Steering Committee has approved the following guidelines for use of the BAAC email list:
- The email list is for sharing professional and university-related information (some examples of noteworthy information worth sending over the email list are information about new courses or revised course numbers, relevant advising articles/resources, advising awards, new advisors/staffing changes and retirements). Please do not use the list for personal or promotional purposes.
- Messages should be sent only once.
- The use of attachments should be avoided if possible. Limit the size of messages to 4MB or less, including all attachments. Please provide relevant links or embed images into the body of the email instead of posting flyers whenever possible.
- The subject line of the message should clearly indicate the topic of the message.
- Messages related to programs or events not sponsored by IU should be vetted by the appropriate IU personnel before posting.
- If you have a question about the appropriateness of the information you wish to send, contact the president of BAAC.
- Academic advisor and advising administrator job postings may be advertised on the BAAC email list once during the application cycle. If you have a position that might be an exception to this, please contact the president of BAAC.
- Messages will not be screened by the list owner. The BAAC email list will rely instead on the common sense and discretion of list members in conforming to these guidelines. Individuals are responsible for the content of the messages they send over the email list.
- Irresponsibility in following these guidelines will result in removal from the BAAC email list.
These guidelines will be shared to the BAAC email list a minimum of once a year during the Fall semester to ensure that users follow the guidelines appropriately.
Note: Being on the BAAC email list, which is open to most IUB employees, does not indicate membership in BAAC. Being a member of BAAC requires completing an annual membership application and meeting eligibility requirements.
The Advising Resource Library consists of books on a variety of topics available for advisors across campus. A complete list of titles, descriptions, and availability is listed via the link below. All resources can be borrowed by contacting Jessica Staten in the OVPUE offices of the Wells Library, Room 001K. Feel free to email Jessica (email@example.com) to coordinate a time to check out resources.
We welcome your contributions as well. Please help us expand the Advising Resource Library by donating scholarly and insightful books addressing academic advising. Have a request for resources to add to the library? Send the request to Jessica Staten.
Advising Resource Library Contents
Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education
- Asian Culture Center Newsletter - email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added.
- First Nations Newsletter - complete the newsletter form to be added.
- Hillel - complete the newsletter form to be added.
- La Casa Newsletter - email email@example.com and request to be added. Please share and/or attend the Indiana Latinx Leadership Conference.
- Neal Marshall Newsletter - email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added.
- LGBTQ+ Newsletter - subscribe here.
The Student Care and Resource Center is an extension of the Dean of Students Office and is a support center for students who need help navigating campus, connecting to resources (including bias incident response and the Crimson Cupboard), or extra care and support.
The Student Care and Resource Center is home to:
If a student, faculty or staff member has a question or a student-based need, the Student Care and Resource Center is a great first stop. The staff will help connect students to the best people and organizations on campus to meet their needs.
Academic Advising Resources (NACADA Clearinghouse)
The New Advisor Guidebook (a NACADA Publication - Book 1 of 3)
Academic Advising Approaches (a NACADA Publication - Book 2 of 3)
Beyond Foundations (a NACADA Publication - Book 3 of 3)