About PACE Academic Advising
Established in 2012 as part of Texas State University’s quality enhancement plan, the Personalized Academic and Career Exploration Center (PACE) provides targeted services to first-year students in transition. These services include Mentoring & Academic Coaching, Career Counseling, University Seminar (US 1100), and Academic Advising (PACE Academic Advising). The goals of PACE are to assist students in clarifying their career goals and to help them develop and implement their educational plans.
PACE Academic Advising supports the mission of PACE by providing innovative, comprehensive, and proactive academic advising and programs to first-year students at Texas State University. PACE Academic Advising partners with Academic colleges and campus resources; fosters a collaborative environment that engages students in their educational journeys; and strives to understand and honor the diverse needs of our students. Additionally, through the development of a strategic advising curriculum, we promote student empowerment, self-advocacy, and the development of lifelong learners. In 2016, PACE Academic Advising was awarded a 2016 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.
Since opening its doors, PACE Academic Advising has grown from an operational model to an aspirational model that incorporates a multi-team approach to manage the needs of it’s growing student population, internal staff, PACE, and the greater Texas State community.
Mission: The mission of PACE Academic Advising is to provide comprehensive and proactive academic advising and programs to first-year students at Texas State University. We are committed to partnering with academic colleges and campus resources, fostering a collaborative environment that engages students in their educational journeys, understanding and honoring the diverse needs of our students, and promoting student empowerment and self-advocacy.
Vision: Having achieved regional and national recognition for our generalist advising model, PACE Academic Advising envisions further contributing to the growth and development of the advising profession by sharing critical analysis of direct experience, resulting data, and best practices with the global advising community.