The Student Services Center (“Team Advising”) provides comprehensive academic and career advising for undergraduates in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. The hybrid mission of the center is based on a premise that student development and academic goal-setting are interlinked with career development and career goals. To serve one without the other is incongruent with a holistic approach to student services. The hybrid mission allows career and academic advising topics to permeate one-on-one meetings with students, group advising sessions, class presentations, workshops and program development. Each advisor also “shepherds” an in-house internship program in collaboration with a faculty member. Guided by our school’s vision of “Ethics, Innovation, Action,” Team Advising strives to provide efficient, high quality and innovative advising services. We continually push ourselves to improve, to learn from our mistakes and to always ask, “How can we improve our services?” We look forward, we move forward and we work to do better. The impact of having a hybrid academic and career advising center in one location is a tremendous service to our students. The professional advisors seamlessly meld career development and academic advising, guiding students to see the connection between day-to-day (short-term) decisions and long-term academic and career goals.


PRESENTATIONS

2017

  • Rachel Allen, Miranda Atkinson: Exploring Student Identity and Experience: Integrating Career Development into Academic Advising (All-Campus Advising Association, NACADA Region 8)
  • Julia Morrill: Helping students navigate the “Sophomore Slump” (NACADA Region 8)
  • Sally Garner: Keynote: Fostering a Culture of Innovation (Oregon Academic Advising Association)

2016

  • Rachel Allen, Jimmy Grabow: Sustainable Relationships: Strategies for Helping Students Navigate Networking Conversations (NACADA Region 8)
  • Sally Garner: #IAmAcAdv: Branding Yourself for the Job Market (NACADA Region 8)

2015

  • Rachel Allen, Jimmy Grabow: Stacking the Deck for Student Success: Strategies for Helping Students Navigate Networking Conversations (NACADA Annual Conference)
  • Miranda Atkinson: Wandering But Not Lost: Guiding graduating seniors to their career paths (NACADA Region 8)

2014

  • Rachel Allen, Miranda Atkinson, Sally Garner: Career Development: The Missing Piece in Holistic Advising (NACADA Region 8 – Two-hour pre-conference workshop)
  • Miranda Atkinson: ‘I’ve Been Afraid of Changing’: Using Motivational Interviewing Principles in Academic Advising to Promote Positive Student Change (Washington State University Advising Symposium and University of Oregon All-Campus Advising Association professional development meeting)
  • Sally Garner: Creating a Professional Development Plan for Advisors (Oregon State University “Coffee Talk” professional development meeting)

2013

  • Rachel Allen: The Accidental Career Advisor: Triage Career Advising (NACADA Region 8)
  • Miranda Atkinson: ‘I’ve Been Afraid of Changing’: Using Motivational Interviewing Principles in Academic Advising to Promote Positive Student Change (NACADA Region 8 – Two-hour pre-conference workshop)
  • Sally Garner: Charging Forward with your Charge (NACADA Region 8 – Two-hour pre-conference workshop)

2012

  • Miranda Atkinson: ‘I’ve Been Afraid of Changing’: Using Motivational Interviewing Principles in Academic Advising to Promote Positive Student Change (NACADA Region 8 and NACADA Annual Conference) *Voted Best of Region*
  • Sally Garner: #AdvTech Virtual Brown Bag – Advising Reflections & Sharing: Blogging to Support Our Profession & Student Learning Outcomes – Panel with Jason Barkmeyer (University of Utah) & Becca Schulze (University of Oregon)

2011

  • Miranda Atkinson: Reaching Out: Finding Individuality and Promise in At-Risk Students (NACADA Region 8)
  • Sally Garner: Let’s TALK: Building a campus community, one story at a time (NACADA Region 8)

2010

  • Sally Garner: Podcasts as an Advisor’s Tool: Record it once, it’s answered forever (NACADA Region 8)
  • Sally Garner: Advising Podcasts: Not just buzz, lightyears ahead (NACADA Annual Conference; with Clay Schwenn – University of Washington)

2009

  • Sally Garner: Absorbing Transfer Shock: Utilizing specialized support to counter transfer student challenges (NACADA Region 8 and NACADA Annual Conference; with Terrie Minner – University of Oregon) *Voted Best of Region*

AWARDS & RECOGNITION (current team members)

  • 2017 NACADA Outstanding Advising Administrator Award – Sally Garner
  • 2017 NACADA Region 8 Excellence in Advising – Advising Administrator Award – Sally Garner
  • 2016 University of Oregon Excellent Professional Advising Award – Miranda Atkinson
  • 2016 NACADA Region 8 Excellence in Advising – Outstanding Professional Advisor Award – Rachel Allen
  • 2014 NACADA Outstanding Advising Program – Certificate of Merit  [Award Announcement]
  • 2014 Supervision for Potential Supervisors – course completion certificate – Julia Morrill
  • 2013 NACADA Region 8 Excellence in Advising – New Advisor Certificate of Merit – Rachel Allen
  • 2013 NACADA Emerging Leaders Program – program completion certificate – Sally Garner
  • 2013 NACADA Academic Advising Administrators’ Institute – program completion certificate – Sally Garner
  • 2011 NACADA New Advisor Certificate of Merit – Miranda Atkinson
  • 2011 NACADA Region 8 Excellence in Advising  – New Advisor Award – Miranda Atkinson

AWARDS & RECOGNITION (former team members)

  • 2011 NACADA Region 8 Excellence in Advising – New Advisor Certificate of Merit – Bil Morrill
  • 2010 NACADA Region 8 Excellence in Advising – Advising Administrator Certificate of Merit – Greg Kerber

LEADERSHIP (current team members) 

Rachel Allen

  • 2018 NACADA Region 8 Conference Co-Chair
  • 2016 NACADA Region 8 Conference Planning Committee
  • 2013-2015 UO All-Campus Advising Association – Executive Committee
  • 2012-2013 UO All-Campus Advising Association – New Advisor Mentoring Committee

Miranda Atkinson

  • 2018 NACADA Region 8 Conference Co-Chair
  • 2017 NACADA Region 8 Conference Planning Committee
  • 2016-2018 UO All-Campus Advising Association – Executive Committee
  • 2015-2017 NACADA Region 8 Steering Committee
  • 2013-2015 All-Campus Advising Association – Awards Committee
  • 2011-2013 All-Campus Advising Association – Executive Committee

Sally Garner

  • 2017-2019 NACADA Emerging Leaders Program Advisory Board
  • 2016-2018 NACADA Emerging Leaders Program (Mentor)
  • 2014-2016 NACADA Region 8 Past Region Chair
  • 2012-2014 NACADA Region 8 Chair
  • 2012-2014 NACADA Academic Advising Today Reviewer
  • 2011-2013 NACADA Emerging Leaders Program (Mentee)
  • 2009-2012 NACADA Region 8 Steering Committee

Julia Morrill

  • 2017-2019 UO All-Campus Advising Association – New Advisor Mentoring Committee