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Academic Advising Presentation

  1. 1. Academic Advising Ellis University The Present Role vs. Preferred Role of the Advisor
  2. 2. Present Role of Advisor <ul><li>Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Sounding Board </li></ul><ul><li>Issue Finder </li></ul><ul><li>Motivator </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor </li></ul>
  3. 3. Preferred Role of the Advisor <ul><li>Professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>Career Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Program Implementation/ Career </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul><ul><li>Motivator </li></ul><ul><li>Coach </li></ul>
  4. 4. Criteria for an effective Advising Team <ul><li>Providing overall academic needs of the students </li></ul><ul><li>High Quality Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Training Program for Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Providing AA’s with accurate information concerning their students </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate levels of coordination, direction and supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Rewarding good advising performance </li></ul><ul><li>Systematically evaluating the effectiveness of advising programs and individual advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Communication widespread with academic affairs department </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting students needs within parameters. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing advisor accountability both at a higher level of authority and to students. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How do we become the preferred advisor? Moving away from Prescriptive Learning moving towards Developmental Teaching
  6. 6. Prescriptive Learning <ul><li>Advisor has primary responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Focus is on limitations (work, job, family) </li></ul><ul><li>Effort is problem oriented and focused </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship is based on authority and giving advice </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation is done by the advisor </li></ul>
  7. 7. Developmental Teaching <ul><li>Advisor and Student have a shared responsibility in the student’s future </li></ul><ul><li>Focus is on the students potential </li></ul><ul><li>The effort made is growth oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship between student and advisor is based on trust and respect </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship is based on equal and shared responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation is a shared process </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits of Developmental Teaching Theory <ul><li>Student’s responsibility for education planning increases and the reliance on advisor decreases </li></ul><ul><li>Advisor is able to lead student to learning as opposed to merely answering questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative planning between advisor and student will engage and motivate student to plan for their own success </li></ul>
  9. 9. On-boarding process <ul><li>Initial introduction to the advising relationship before start </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Advising Appointment before the end of the first course </li></ul><ul><li>Includes a follow-up through the first three courses </li></ul>
  10. 10. Introduction Appointment <ul><li>Speak to student before they start to cover: </li></ul><ul><li>- Clarification of program </li></ul><ul><li>- Policies and procedures </li></ul><ul><li>- Set expectations </li></ul><ul><li>- Schedule Academic Advising Appointment </li></ul>
  11. 11. Academic Advising Appointment <ul><li>Student Development: </li></ul><ul><li>- Previous Education </li></ul><ul><li>- Previous Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>- Present Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Theory </li></ul><ul><li>- Time Management or Organizational skills day to day. </li></ul><ul><li>- Current Class </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Theory </li></ul><ul><li>- Use of personal statement* </li></ul><ul><li>- Personal or Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Career Development </li></ul><ul><li>- Professional Goals </li></ul><ul><li>- Ways Ellis can help </li></ul><ul><li>- Course Selection </li></ul>
  12. 12. Additional Thoughts <ul><li>Retention </li></ul><ul><li>- Change the mid-term failure process </li></ul><ul><li>Advisor development training </li></ul><ul><li>- Career development </li></ul><ul><li>- Course training </li></ul><ul><li>Assist with course offering schedule </li></ul><ul><li>- Getting students within the same track </li></ul>

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