Academic advising at USM has been recognized for its involvement in Excellence in Academic Advising (EAA) a global initiative to improve the academic advising experience.  NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education state “the University of Southern Maine’s leadership and commitment to an institution-wide, collaborative, and evidence-based process has made a meaningful difference to academic advising on your campus and the development of EAA as a significant, action-oriented, driver for institutional change.”  See the USM EAA Report for details.