The NODA Core Competencies were established in 2016 as a method of filling the gap in higher education standards for specific competencies for orientation, transition, and retention professionals. As NODA's Core Competency Implementation Committee continues to build toward truly embedding the NODA Core Competencies into the Association and profession, we are looking within the organization for leaders to serve as Core Competency Educators.
The NODA Core Competencies
The NODA Core Competencies were designed to be the organizational system for knowledge, skills, and abilities of all professionals; to provide a common framework and foundation of skills for professionals; and create opportunities for professional development. The twelve categories are:
- Theoretical and Institutional Knowledge
- Diversity, Inclusion, and Access
- Campus Collaboration
- Curriculum and Content Development
- Program Delivery and Management
- Organization and Leadership
- Crisis Management
- Financial Management
- Laws, Policies, and Governance
- Enrollment Management
- Research, Assessment, and Evaluation
Core Competency Educators are individuals with advanced knowledge or experience in one or more of NODA's Core Competencies and are looking for opportunities to help other professionals progress in their professional development. They may be asked to act as mentors, offer tangible examples for learning, share knowledge at the NODA Annual or Regional Conferences, and make recommendations about how to bolster learning around specific competency areas. Core Competency Educators will also contribute in the development of learning modules related to each Core Competency, which will serve as a way for members to increase their awareness and knowledge of the competencies.