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Mako-Robinson Receives NACADA Award


Cindy Mako-RobinsonCynthia Mako-Robinison, Director of CBA Undergraduate Programs, was recently selected to receive an Administrators’ Institute Scholarship. The Institute is sponsored by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Mako-Robinson was one of six individuals honored with this scholarship award in the competition this year.

Mako-Robinison attended the Administrators’ Institute in Clearwater, Florida, February 14-16, 2010 for an intensive program designed to benefit advising administrators of all levels at institutions of higher education.

The Institute, attended by professionals from across the globe, utilized learning community groups facilitated by Institute faculty who are experienced advising administrators and leaders in the field. The faculty and groups assisted in the development of the participants’ actions plans which focused on a key issue or concern on campus that the administrator wanted to address for improvement or change. The goal was to assist both new and experienced administrators make significant changes and improvements at their institutions.

The Institute also provided administrators with tools to assist them in responding to the latest issues appearing on campuses and within academic advising programs. Another objective of the Administrators’ Institute was to help advising professionals develop a clearer sense of academic advising programs, how to effectively administer them, and how programs should fit within the institution.

NACADA is made up of faculty, professional advisors, administrators, counselors, and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal, and vocational needs of students. The goal of NACADA is to promote quality academic advising and professional development of its membership to enhance the educational development of students. In addition, NACADA is the representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education.

Mako-Robinison will be honored and presented with the award during the NACADA Annual Conference this fall at the Coronado Springs Resort in Walt Disney World, Florida.