Two final candidates for Assistant Dean for University Advising will be presenting on September 15 and 16.
Two candidates for the position of Assistant Dean for University Advising will be presenting on MSU's campus on September 15 and 16, 2016. 

Dorcia Chaison will be presenting on September 15, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Room 443 in the Hannah Administration Building.  For more information about Chaison, please view her Curriculum Vitae.

Debra Dotterer will be presenting on September 16, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Board Room (fourth floor) in the Hannah Administration Building.  For more information about Dotterer, please view her Curriculum Vitae.

The Assistant Dean for University Advising will provide leadership and support for the hiring, training, and skills & career development for advisors across campus, chair the All University Advisors In-Service Committee, participate in and support the activities of the Undergraduate Assistant/Associate Deans Group (UGAAD), oversee deployment of the Student Success Dashboard, the pending replacement of Degree Navigator, assist in implementing a comprehensive advising analytics portal, and develop a program to ensure appropriate advising for inter-college transfer students, i.e. transition advising.

The incumbent will promote coordination between academic advising, the academic orientation program (AOP), and other student success activities, and work to foster a proactive, inclusive, student-centered approach to all MSU advising activities. In collaboration with college advising units, the incumbent will review advising policies and practices, and establish metrics to measure students' access to advising, and the volume & effectiveness of advising activities. They will monitor these advising indicators to ensure equity and inclusion in undergraduate advising at MSU. They will further use this advising data to foster continuous improvement, making recommendations for improved procedures and processes (including how best to utilize our mix of faculty academic advisors, professional advisors, and career counselors) to better support learning, persistence, and success for all MSU students.

They will work closely with Assistant Deans for Student Success Initiatives (Neighborhood Director) and of Student Success Operations, college and neighborhood advising staffs, Student Affairs and Services staff, and with the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education. Other duties as assigned.