Message From the Chair

Welcome to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Academic Advising Association!

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) has a robust academic advising and student success community supported by the Academic Advising Association (AAA).  The AAA organization brings together faculty, staff, and administrators interested in academic advising, career advising/coaching, student affairs, and student success.  AAA is a network to share best practices, enhance professional development, and collaborate across colleges, departments, and programs.  AAA seeks to create a welcoming and supportive environment for its members as we work to support the students at UNL.

AAA is an organization that needs the active participation of its members to be successful, so I want to strongly encourage everyone to actively participate in AAA events and on AAA Committees as your work and life allow.  AAA will have general membership meetings, lunch and learns, and other activities throughout the academic year, and this year, we will work to emphasize connection and communication during our events.  Supporting students requires a community, so AAA members need to know who their people and resources are across campus.  Therefore, newcomers and established professionals need to meet each other and learn about what they do as we work to support our students.

AAA needs volunteers for its committees and ideas for events.  Please contact Rachel Wesley, AAA Chair-Elect, if you would like to volunteer for a committee or to be a committee chair/co-chair.  Outside of the conference committee, the AAA Committees normally host one event or activity per semester with the support of the Executive Committee.  If you have ideas about how AAA can support its members or ideas for AAA events, please contact me.

I look forward to meeting newcomers and reconnecting with established professionals at UNL as we move through the next year!

Best wishes,
Doug Pellatz, MA
Academic Advising Association Chair