The purpose of the Integrated Advising Workgroup is to explore and make recommendations to improve the College's academic advisement system.

Charter Sponsor

Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Team

Charter Contact

Lewis Kahler, Stephanie Reynolds, Guided Pathways Steering Committee


Ongoing until final recommendations have been made


  • Faculty Advisor (Standing): Shannon Crocker, Co-Chair
  • Coordinator of Academic Advisement (Standing): Dawson McDermott, Co-Chair
  • Associate Dean (Standing): Jim Roberts
  • Associate Dean (Standing): Tim Thomas
  • Associate Dean (Standing): Jennifer DeWeerth
  • Completion Coach (Standing): Salina Billins
  • Coordinator of Career Services (Standing): Liz Doherty
  • Faculty Advisor (Standing): Christine VanNamee
  • Faculty Advisor (Standing): Stacey McCall
  • Faculty Advisor (Standing): Tia Locke
  • Faculty Advisor (Standing): Rich Kelly
  • Programmer Analyst IT (Standing): MaryJane Parry


Task Action
Research student advising models and best practices for retention and completion Research
Explore options and models to maximize faculty and staff roles Explore
Include assessment plans in the design of advising systems, policies, and procedures Include
Consider student access, quality of student service, and student success Consider
Identify strategies for communication with students Identify
Identify needs for professional development and resources Identify
Make recommendations about faculty advising role, rewards, and recognitions Recommend
Make recommendations to the Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Team Recommend


Does Not

  • Make policy or personnel decisions

Guiding Points

  • Be creative.
  • Keep an open mind, and not get stuck on “how we’ve always done it.”
  • Maintain a mindset of abundance.
  • Involve other staff, faculty, and students by asking for their input.
  • Keep the student experience at the forefront.