Miranda M. Sloan, Graduate Academic Advisor, College of Education at University of South Florida, has been selected to receive a Wesley R. Habley NACADA Summer Institute Scholarship. The Institute Is sponsored by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
Sloan will attend the Institute this summer in either Jacksonville, FL or Scottsdale, AZ for a week-long, intensive program that helps advising administrators, faculty, professional advisors, and advising program directors develop specific strategies for improvement of advising at institutions of higher learning. Sloan is one of 10 individuals honored with this scholarship award in the nation-wide competition this year.
Various professionals from the United States as well as international members participate in general sessions, workshops and topical sessions at each Institute to increase their understanding of the important role advising plays on campuses. Individuals are also assigned to small group discussions sessions in which individual action plans are developed which focus on the enhancement or implementation of quality programs on their campuses.
Since 1983, NACADA has honored individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic adviSing. The goal of NACADA is to promote quality academic advising and professional development of Its membership to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA's membership consists of faculty, professional advisors, administrators, counselors, and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal, and vocational needs of students. In addition, NACADA is the representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education.
Miranda is the daughter of Maxine Leslie Hammons and the late Joel E. Sloan of Port St. Joe. She is the granddaughter of the late Rev. Walter and Mrs. Mable Leslie of Port St. Joe.