At the Centre for Academic Practice Enhancement (CAPE) we want to say a big thank you to everyone who got involved and attended our virtual 21st Annual Learning and Teaching Conference: 'From Personal Tutoring to Academic Advising - Working with Students Inclusively'.
If you did not manage to attend, don’t worry, we are pleased to announce that all the recordings are now live.
Oscar van den Wijngaard studied history and philosophy in Leiden, and joined University College Maastricht, part of Maastricht University, in the Spring of 2003, shortly after it was founded. Previously he had worked as director for a study abroad program of an American liberal arts college and as a freelance editor for several publishing houses. At UCM Oscar contributed to curriculum development, taught courses in the humanities as well as skills, developed projects in collaborative learning and was coordinator of its academic advising program, overseeing the work of 55 academic advisors: academics in an advising/personal tutoring role.
In September 2017 Oscar joined the staff of EDLAB, the Maastricht University Institute for Education Innovation. At EDLAB he currently coordinates projects on academic advising and mentoring, and on student engagement, among other themes.
Oscar became a member of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising in 2005 and has been actively involved in the work of the association ever since. He was a member of the task force that set out a course for NACADA towards becoming a Global Community for Advising. In 2013 he led the committee that organized NACADA’s first official International Conference in Maastricht. Together with Dr Ruth Darling he is the founding co-editor of the new online peer-reviewed journal NACADA Review: Academic Advising Praxis and Perspectives. From 2018 to 2021, he served as a member of NACADA’s Board of Directors.
Between January 2017 and March 2021, Oscar chaired the Board of the Dutch association for academic advising LVSA. After his term on the Board of LVSA ended, he continued to be involved in the work of the association, for which he currently leads the working group on international collaboration. Since April 2020, Oscar is a member of the Board of Trustees of UKAT – the United Kingdom Advising and Tutoring association.
Charlie L. Nutt, A.A. B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.D. a NACADA member since 1991, joined Kansas State University and the NACADA Executive Office in 2002 as Associate Director and Assistant Professor in the College of Education.
Charlie earned his Associate Degree in English from Coastal Georgia Community College (formerly Brunswick College), Bachelors in English Education from the University of Georgia, Masters in Administration and Supervision from Georgia Southern University, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership in Higher Education from Georgia Southern University.
Charlie has taught both at the secondary and post-secondary levels since 1977. He taught English in grades 9-12 as well as at the community college. At Coastal Georgia Community College, he was Assistant Professor of English before being appointed Director of Orientation and Advising.
He next served as Vice President for Student Development Services from 1993 until he moved to the NACADA Executive Office. Charlie served in various leadership roles in the Association before coming to work full-time for Executive Office. These roles include Region IV Representative, Two-Year College Commission Chair, 2000 National Conference Chair, Chair of Re-organization Implementation Committee, Chair of Task Force on Faculty Advising, and President-Elect. In addition, he has served on the faculty of the NACADA Summer Institute, Academic Advising Administrators' Institute, and Assessment of Advising Institute.
As Executive Director of NACADA, Charlie is responsible for coordinating the work of the Executive Office staff as well as working with the various NACADA units on professional development issues and external relations for the Association.