The purpose of the BGSU Advising Commissions is to promote shared leadership and vision in the development and implementation of key university-wide advising efforts.

Membership is comprised of professional advisors and faculty mentors representing each academic advising office and college.  Each Commission is expected to meet at least twice each semester or more frequently as needed to discuss and plan initiatives.

The charge of this commission is to provide guidance and direction in the creation and implementation of a university-wide plan for assessing and evaluating academic advising, and to determine a common set of measurements and metrics of student data to measure progress, report activity, and inform practice. This may include the development of survey instruments for students and advisors, facilitation of focus groups, creation of an assessment calendar, and report writing.

Co-Chairs

Marcy Beaverson (HHS)
Emily Swanson (HHS)

Members

Kim Brooks (UE)
Kim Caris (CoB)
Greg Dickerson (EDHD)
Heather Mullins (CoB)

The charge of this commission is to create and assist in the coordination of an awards and recognition plan and program for advisors and advising practice at BGSU. This includes the establishment of both formal and informal awards and recognition programs, soliciting stories of creating criteria and nomination procedures for awards, and planning related events.

Chair

Laura Barned (EDHD)
Lori Fox (EDHD)

Members

Kayla Balinger (Thompson)
Derm Forde (HHS)
Darrell Hunter (AS)
Brianna Reithmeier (EDHD)
Clare Spathelf (PPP)

The charge of this commission is to review, develop and recommend written and electronic communication and other messaging for advisors and students. This includes printed post-cards and emails regarding advising, recommending content and enhancements on the university advising website, developing and maintaining a communication calendar, and ways to improve communication among the advising community.

Chair

Sean Oros (HONORS)
Mary Lynn Pozniak (UAAS)

Members

Michelle Atkinson (HHS)
Jennifer Buening (Firelands)
Jaci Calderon (UAAS)
Rachel Cooper (CoB)
Kelsey Hammond (Firelands Pathway)
Katrin Heilmeier (Honors)
Bob Kline (AS)
Sean Oros (Honors)

The charge of this commission is to create and assist in the implementation of an institution-wide professional development plan for academic advisors, including orientation and training for new advisors. This may include creating and maintaining a university-wide advisor handbook, coordinating workshops/presentations, arranging presenters, establishing procedures for requesting and obtaining supplemental professional develop funds, and developing an online resource for advisors.

Chair

Rick Lofgren (AS)
Kristin Payne (AS)

Members

Holly Cipriani (CCP)
Gabe Dunbar (NTMSS)
Patrick Dymarkowski (AS)
Sophia Jackson (Firelands)
Scott Rogers (CMA)
DeVona Smith (AS)

The charge of the Advising Improvement Team is to identify, prioritize, and address issues impacting the practice of academic advising.  This includes identifying issues for which change may occur, further defining the "problems" to be solved, determine whether a viable solutions are feasible, identifying resources needed, assigning the problem to a commission or campus partner for input or resolution, evaluating proposed solutions with the Senior Advising Council and the advising community, and working collaboratively to implement change.

Chair

Jodi Devine (Honors)
Amy Foust (UAAS)

Members

Julie Ash (CoB)
Christine Celestino-Boes (Firelands Pathway)
Tim Chambers (CoB)
David Denison (Firelands)
Tesfu Hambir (TAAE)
Lee Ann Koenigbauer (AS)
Krista Sturdevant (EDHD)
Matt Webb (EDHD) 

*Membership current as of October, 2019