As an inclusive community, NODA enhances and elevates orientation, transition, and retention practices in higher education that cultivate the professional development and education of student leaders, graduate students, practitioners, and scholars.
To create a community of practice that defines and enriches the fields of orientation, transition, and retention.
Core Beliefs and Values
- We are an inclusive community of practitioners and scholars; building, fostering and sharing an environment that promotes connections of people and ideas for peer-to-peer learning.
- We value learning and innovation through the research, acquisition, formation and dissemination of scholarly knowledge, and the sharing of new and emerging best practices.
- We value diversity of ideas, institutions, and individuals. We practice integrity and model ethical behavior through adherence to professional standards.
- We take pride in the history and future of our services, programs, and resources.
- We practice leadership; providing opportunities for professional growth and development both on institutional campuses and within the Association.
The NODA Board of Directors approved of a revised Strategic Plan in October 2021. The strategic plan initiative was a collaborative effort that included NODA member representing a range of institutions and roles with the Association. The Strategic Planning Advisory Board presented a revised mission statement and refined statement of core beliefs and values. In addition the Advisory Board identified four themes and articulated specific goals. The revised Strategic Plan will guide the Association with decision-making and activities over the next three to five years.
NODA was chartered in 1976 (originally as National Orientation Directors Association) and continues the tradition of orientation, transition, and retention professionals who have met annually for over 40 years. In 2013, in order to better reflect the membership, NODA Board of Directors changed the association name to NODA – Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education. Today, NODA is an international association comprised of professional administrators, students, faculty, and related organizations. The Association strives to attract a pluralistic membership and leadership, which endeavors to facilitate the professional development of its members. NODA is further dedicated to inter-association cooperation, the advancement of professional and ethical standards, and the production of scholarly works.
NODA Annual Report
The Annual Report is a way for NODA to report to you on the state of the Association. Within the report, you will find updates and accomplishments to the strategic priorities and we recognize the award winners this past fiscal year. We also highlight the financial standing and revenue increases and the growth in membership. It is also our opportunity to recognize NODA’s volunteer leadership.
NODA continues to be a viable, strong Association. It is because of you, our members, that we see such tremendous support for NODA as we continue to strive to be the premiere Association in orientation, transition, and retention in higher education.