Jennifer McCaul

Jennifer McCaul

Title: Director

Advising Areas: Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice & Legal Studies

Office Address: 321C Richard M. DeVos Center

Phone: (616) 331-6890

Email: mccaulj@gvsu.edu

Education:

  • Doctoral Candidate - Western Michigan University - Educational Leadership, Higher Education Concentration
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) Adult & Higher Education - Grand Valley State University
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Grand Valley State University
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) Biological Sciences- Marine Science - Bowling Green State University 

Professional Associations: 

  • Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA) 
    • President 2006-2007
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) 
    • Great Lakes Region V Chair 2009-2011

Awards:

  • Outstanding Advising Administrator Certificate of Merit - 2011 - National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Outstanding Advising Administrator - 2009 - Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA)
  • Outstanding Service Award - 2006 - Michigan College Personnel Association (MCPA)
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) 2006 Region V Scholarship
  • Outstanding New Advisor Certificate of Merit - 2005 - National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society - inducted February 2004 - lifetime member

Teaching Experience:

 

PA390 Leadership Dynamics, Grand Valley State University - Example Syllabus

Examines and applies leadership issues, concepts, and situations that are evident in various community and public or nonprofit organizational contexts.
Offered once a year. Three credits

  • Winter 2010
  • Winter 2009

LIB100 Introduction to Liberal Education, Grand Valley State University - Example Syllabus

A study of the nature and importance of liberal education, including the education of the adult free citizen, through extensive reading of classical and modern texts and through examination of the contemporary state of liberal education in the university and society. Fulfills Philosophy and Literature Foundation. Three credits.

  • Fall 2012
  • Winter 2011
  • Fall 2010
  • Fall 2009
  • Winter 2009
  • Fall 2008
  • Fall 2007
  • Winter 2007
  • Fall 2006
  • Winter 2006
  • Fall 2005

FS100 Freshman Seminar, Grand Valley State University 
An elective course, meeting one hour per week, that deals with such topics as intellectual development, campus services, study skills, time management, course selection, academic requirements, objectives of higher education, multicultural enrichment, and the general purposes of college. There are several sections taught by various faculty members. Enrollment in each section limited to 20 students. Grading is on a credit/no credit basis. One credit. Offered fall semester only.

  • Fall 2004
  • Fall 2003 (2 sections)
  • Fall 2002

Publications & Presentations:

  • McCaul, J. L. (2011). Key elements of strategic planning. In J. E. Joslin & N. L. Markee (Eds.), Academic advising administration: Essential knowledge and skills for the 21st century, (Monograph Series Number 22), (pp. 12-20). Manhattan, KS: National Academic Advising Association. 
  • From proposal to assessment: Restructuring advising for student success. National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) 2009 Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX. October 2009. Selected individual presenter for annual conference.
  • Assessing Fit, Organizational Culture, and Campus Climate. American College Personnel Association (ACPA) & NASPA 2007 Joint Meeting. Orlando, FL. April 2007. Invited panelist for professional development workshop series.
  • The PhD Path: Is it for you? Panel Presentation. Michigan College Personnel Association (MCPA) 2006 New Professionals Institute, Allendale, MI 2006. Invited panelist.
  • McCaul, J. (2007). Review of the book Identity, Learning, and the Liberal ArtsThe Journal of the National Academic Advising Association, 27(1).
  • McCaul, J.(2005). Review of the book Student academic services: An integrated approach. The Journal of the National Academic Advising Association, 25(1), 97.
  • Academic and Faculty Advisors Working Together: A “Rocking” Combination. National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) 2006 Great Lakes Region 5 Conference. Cleveland, OH. April 2006. Selected individual presenter.
  • There is an “I” in Team!  Grand Valley State University Leadership Summit. Allendale, MI. February 2006. Selected individual presenter for a regional student conference on leadership.
  • Integrating Experiential & Service Learning into the Classroom: Teaching to the Whole Student. Grand Valley State University Faculty Teaching & Learning Conference. Allendale, MI. January 2006. Invited co-presenter for institutional conference for faculty development.
  • Leadership Audits: A Campus-wide Assessment of Leadership. Michigan College Personnel Association (MCPA) 2005 Annual Conference. Lansing, MI. October 2005. Selected individual presenter for annual conference.
  • Learning Reconsidered and Advising: Stacking the Deck for Transformational Learning. National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) 2005 Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV. October 2005. Selected individual presenter for annual conference.
  • Learning Reconsidered and Developmental Advising: Working toward transformational learning. Michigan Academic Advising Conference. Lansing, MI. May 2005. Invited individual presenter for a state conference on academic advising.
  • Current Trends in Higher Education. American College Personnel Association (ACPA) 2005 Annual Convention. Nashville, TN. April 2005. Invited panelist for professional development workshop series.
  • The leadership challenge: An overview of Kouzes’ and Posner’s model.  Grand Valley State University Leadership Summit. Allendale, MI. February 2004. Invited individual presenter for a regional student conference on leadership.
  • “The Fish! Philosophy: Get your organization swimming in the right direction.”  Grand Valley State University Leadership Summit. Allendale, MI. February 2004. Invited individual presenter for a regional student conference on leadership.
  • “The leadership challenge: An overview of Kouzes’ and Posner’s model.”  Grand Valley State University Leadership Summit. Allendale, MI. February 2003. Invited individual presenter for a regional student conference on leadership.