Academic Advisor Development Program

Promoting student learning and success

Four goals

The IUPUI Academic Advisor Development Program (AADP) was created to achieve the following four goals:

  1. Promote undergraduate student learning and success by supporting student persistence, encouraging on-time degree completion, and increasing student engagement through enhanced academic advising.

  2. Standardize the quality of and training for academic advising across campus.

  3. Grow academic advising as a profession.

  4. Retain highly effective academic advisors who support IUPUI’s strategic initiatives and demonstrate their commitment to student success through ongoing professional development.

Congratulations to our newest senior academic advisors

The AADP Committee congratulates Amy Maidi (School of Science) and Kara Woodlee (Honors College) on their promotions to senior academic advisor through the Academic Advisor Development Program. 

Read the School of Science news release on Maidi

Read the Honors College news release on Woodlee

(Year of Promotion)
Press Release

Amy Maidi

Senior Academic Advisor (2019)

School of Science

Amy Maidi receives senior academic advisor distinction

Kara Woodlee

Senior Academic Advisor (2019)

Honors College

Kara Woodlee promoted to senior academic advisor

Loren Bumbalough

Senior Academic Advisor (2018)

Kelley School of Business

Bumbalough receives senior academic advisor distinction

Jana Renner

Senior Academic Advisor (2017)

Physical Education and Tourism Management

Renner achieves IUPUI's first senior academic advisor distinction

Deadlines for the 2019–2020 review period

  • Applicants attend orientation or view recording (Sept. 25).
  • Supervisors give approval to pursue review (Oct. 18).
  • Applicants submit rationale for review, CV, job description, and advanced degree verification to advancement panel (Nov. 8).
  • Advancement panel invites applicants to submit full set of mandatory and discretionary docs (Nov. 22).
  • Second orientation for advancing candidates (TBD).
  • All applicant docs are due (Jan. 24).
  • Advancement panel decision letters go out to applicants and supervisors (Feb. 21).
  • Responsibility centers make final decisions (March).

2019–2020 AADP Committee

  • Ashley Burelison, School of Health and Human Sciences (JACADA Representative)
  • Denise O'Grady, Athletics (Campus Advising Council Representative)
  • Danny King, School of Engineering and Technology (Campus Advising Council Representative)
  • James Eckerty, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Campus Advising Council Representative)
  • Kara Woodlee, Honors College (JACADA Representative and Senior Academic Advisor)
  • Diana Sims-Harris, School of Science (Campus Advising Council Representative)
  • [TBD, with two to three years advising experience](JACADA Representative)
  • Matthew Rust, Senior Executive Director of Campus Career and Advising Services (ex-officio)
  • Juletta Toliver, IUPUI Human Resources Consultant (ex-officio)