Toledo Academic Advising Association

History of the Toledo Academic Advising Association

TACADA was created in 2014 to elevate the profile of academic advising and increase accessible professional development opportunities for student service professionals on the UT campus.  TACADA represents an outgrowth of the former ICA, or Intercollegiate Committee on Advising, which dates as far back as the 1970's as a standing committee at UT.

In 2013, the leadership of ICA stepped down after an initiative to discontinue ICA.  In response to a call to action and on behalf of many professional advisors and student services providers on campus, a core group of five UT advisors joined efforts to develop TACADA as an allied organization of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).  The group developed by-laws and an action plan through working meetings with the former ICA membership. In February 2014, the group won a grant award from NACADA to assist with their new association's development and implemented a professional development plan to host monthly information sessions as well as a conference in Spring 2015, in partnership with the state's NACADA allied organization, OHAAA. 

In August 2014, the group completed their first grant-funded activity by submitting an application and membership fee to NACADA.  TACADA was officially accepted as an allied member organization by NACADA on August 19, 2014.  TACADA also received mention in the University Completion Plan for the 2014-2015 academic year, thanks to the collaborative efforts of TACADA's founders with senior administration. 

TACADA's Founding Members

Melissa Gleckler, College of Adult and Lifelong Learning

Deborah Sobczak, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Carol Holton, Adult, Transfer and Military Admission

Sharon Schnarre, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

RoseMarie Ackerman, College of Engineering

Last Updated: 9/23/19