Concurrent Session 229: Action Plan: An Evolutionary Leap Forward for the Advising Syllabus
3:15:00 PM - 4:15:00 PM
Grand Hyatt- Texas Ballroom B
The advising syllabus is a brilliant concept. It articulates and validates the work of academic advising as teaching. It concisely lists student responsibilities and timelines. It communicates the institution's commitments to quality, accessibility of resources, and acknowledges the nature of partnership between the school and student. THEN WHY, in practice, does it struggle to engage and impact the academic success of the students who most need its benefits? To answer this question we will begin with and draw upon the very principles of developmental advising. We will employ adolescent psychology as we consider student expectations and their need for ownership. From deep in the students' heart we will invite, prompt, and celebrate real learning, maturity, accountability, and progressive accomplishment. We will do this … with the Action Plan.