Compton Published in NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising’s New Book

Published: December 7, 2023

Congratulations to College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Director of Student Advising, Erica Compton, who was recently published in NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, book, Academic Advising Administration: Essential Knowledge and Skills for the 21st Century, 2nd Edition.

Compton's authored chapter, titled "Voices from the Field: Program Design/Redesign," offers an insightful, boots-on-the-ground perspective. It chronicles the transformative journey of the advising department from its inception to its current state, encompassing redesign planning, implementation, ongoing operations, and the assessment of its impact on students, staff, and institutions.

This publication, authored by scholar-practitioners within the advising field, serves as a resource for advising administrators seeking to shape, design, and enhance their departments. It examines the evolving boundary-crossing role of the advising administrator in an increasingly complex and diversified higher education landscape. The book was released during the 2023 NACADA Annual Conference in October.

“It’s been a good experience participating in the Academic Advising Administration: Essential Knowledge and Skills for the 21st Century, 2nd Edition,” Compton said. “Not only am I contributing to my professional field, but I am also representing CWI in my endeavors. I am extremely proud of the Advising department and acknowledge my predecessors for being visionaries. I am honored to carry this work forward and now share it with others.”

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising is an international association committed to the success of students at colleges and universities around the globe. One of the primary goals of the association is to produce timely and relevant content for the academic advising profession which includes the publication of books and resources critical to both supporting advising professionals and advancing the profession of academic advising. 

Compton's affiliation with NACADA spans eleven of the past twelve years, during which she has actively contributed and served in various capacities, such as Idaho Liaison on the Region 8 NACADA Steering Committee, and earlier in this year was one of the conference co-chairs for the combined Region 8/9/10 conference. She is currently a nominee for a leadership position with NACADA as the Region 8 Chair for 2024-2028. Compton has also received a 2013 Conference Scholarship and has contributed to NACADA literature by supplying an article in Academic Advising Today.

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