The Personalized Academic and Career Exploration (PACE) Center at Texas State University has been recognized with a 2016 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
Established in 1983, the Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. The award is presented by NACADA in recognition of innovative and exemplary practices that have resulted in the improvement of academic advising services.
Since the PACE Center opened in 2012, Texas State’s goal of providing personalized services to all first-year students has become a reality. PACE advisors, using a generalist model where they are trained to serve all majors, have provided more than 54,300 one-on-one advising appointment since the center opened.
In addition to providing exceptional direct services to students, PACE academic advisors have made 49 professional presentations since fall 2012 at national and regional conferences, many of which were award winners.
The PACE Center’s mission is to provide comprehensive and proactive academic advising and programs to first-year students at Texas State. The center, within University College, is committed to partnering with academic colleges and campus resources, fostering a collaborative environment that engages students in their educational journeys, understanding and honoring the diverse needs of Texas State students, and promoting student empowerment and self-advocacy.
The award will be presented in October during the annual NACADA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.