Welcome to KASADA, the Kent Academic Support and Advising Association. We are the primary organized group of professional and faculty advisors and student support personnel at Kent State University. The organization is an allied member of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. We support the goals and programs of NACADA.

Our Mission

The Kent Academic Support and Advising Association (KASADA) is an allied member of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. Our organization's purpose is to provide professional development for academic advisors and student affairs professionals at Kent State University through internal and external collaborations. KASADA seeks to enhance the academic advising profession by providing opportunities for networking, peer support, and the exchange of ideas to promote student learning. KASADA supports the field of academic advising through research, publication and the recognition of excellence in academic advising.

Our Goals

Collaboration (Internal/External)

Form connections at the University, regional and national level including but not limited to:

  • Affiliation with NACADA
  • Conference presentations at local, regional and national venues
  • Cross-departmental partnerships, events and programs
  • Establish strong professional and personal contacts and relationships through regularly scheduled KASADA programs, activities, and interactions
  • Create formal and informal venues for individual and team collaborations
  • Create opportunities for fostering communication across academic units
Peer/Colleague Support
  • Create an environment for individuals to interact with colleagues and form a professional identity
  • Provide opportunities to share concerns and support one another through avenues including trending topics, brown bags, web sites and social networking
  • Promote and encourage research on advising-related subjects
Professional Development
  • Strive toward continuous improvement of advising practices for the membership through sharing of best practices, current research, and trends
  • Foster professional development through in-services and conferences
  • Provide a scholarship for individuals who apply for professional development funds to attend state, regional, or national avenues that allow personal, professional development within advising