Schulenberg to chair national academic advising research committee

March 25, 2010

Janet Schulenberg, academic adviser in the Division of Undergraduate Studies at University Park, has been elected to the national leadership position of chair of the Research Committee of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). She will serve as chair for two years beginning in October.

“I am honored to serve NACADA in this position," said Schulenberg. "I’ve benefited greatly from my involvement in NACADA and believe the Research Committee’s initiatives are particularly important as the field increases its scholarly presence in higher education.”

In her new role, Schulenberg will be responsible for guiding the standing committee in its charge to develop and implement the NACADA research agenda in the area of advising and student success.

This committee oversees the annual award of NACADA research grants and works with the membership and board of directors to conduct and disseminate research in the field. As committee chair, Schulenberg will significantly contribute not only to the association but also to the profession of advising and higher education in general.

“I am excited about the contributions of the Research Committee,” she said, “and am looking forward to helping academic advising continue to grow as a distinct area of study.”

At Penn State, Schulenberg provides guidance to Division of Undergraduate Studies students considering multiple majors and ensures that they understand their options, remain eligible and progress toward a degree as they explore. Schulenberg also serves as programming coordinator for the University’s First-Year Testing, Consulting and Advising Program.

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