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The New Look of First-Year Academic Advising: <br />A Perspective from the Provost’s Office<br />Jodi Koslow Martin<br />A...
Aurora University<br />Private, independent university<br />45 miles west of Chicago, Illinois<br />Approximately 2000 und...
Where We Were…<br />Faculty Advising Model<br />First-Year Advising Program<br />The Strategic Market Survey Report prepar...
1 Director<br />8 Professional Advisors<br />1 Administrative Assistant<br />5 Student Assistants<br />Who We Are…<br />
How We Got There…<br />“Putting Leadership Back into Strategy”<br /><ul><li>Strategy is a way of life for an organization.
Strategy defines value for an organization.
Great organizations make big and small changes continually to be strategic.</li></ul>Montgomery, C.A. (2008, January). Put...
How We Got There…<br />Montgomery, C.A. (2008, January). Putting leadership back into strategy. Harvard Business Review, 5...
Where We Are…<br />Day-to-Day Operations<br />Majors<br />Other Responsibilities<br />AU4U: First-Year Registration & Orie...
Where We Are: Speaking Students’ Language<br />
Where We Are: Challenges<br />Redefining faculty involvement<br />Balancing advisor loads<br />Multiple advisors per major...
Where We Are: Successes<br />Heightened attention to first-year efforts<br />Student engagement in academic advising<br />...
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  1. 1. The New Look of First-Year Academic Advising: <br />A Perspective from the Provost’s Office<br />Jodi Koslow Martin<br />Assistant to the Provost<br />Brynn Landwehr<br />First-Year Academic Advisor<br />22nd International Conference on the First-Year Experience<br />Montreal, Canada<br />July 2009<br />
  2. 2. Aurora University<br />Private, independent university<br />45 miles west of Chicago, Illinois<br />Approximately 2000 undergraduate students<br />377 students in the Fall 2008 first-year cohort<br />415 first-year students currently enrolled for Fall 2009<br />Who We Are…<br />Sample Fill<br />Sample Fill<br />Sample Fill<br />
  3. 3. Where We Were…<br />Faculty Advising Model<br />First-Year Advising Program<br />The Strategic Market Survey Report prepared by The Alford Group in November 2006 noted:<br />Students and parents brought forward concerns regarding academic advising<br />48.5% of students are “somewhat satisfied;” 12.1% are “somewhat unsatisfied;” 6.1% are “completely unsatisfied” with academic advising<br />Student and parent comments reflect perceptions that academic advisors do not know requirements well enough, do not track student academic progress enough, do not offer enough academic mentoring in students’ early years<br />
  4. 4. 1 Director<br />8 Professional Advisors<br />1 Administrative Assistant<br />5 Student Assistants<br />Who We Are…<br />
  5. 5. How We Got There…<br />“Putting Leadership Back into Strategy”<br /><ul><li>Strategy is a way of life for an organization.
  6. 6. Strategy defines value for an organization.
  7. 7. Great organizations make big and small changes continually to be strategic.</li></ul>Montgomery, C.A. (2008, January). Putting leadership back into strategy. Harvard Business Review, 54-60. <br />Montgomery, C.A. (2008, January). Putting leadership back into strategy. Harvard Business Review, 54-60. <br />
  8. 8. How We Got There…<br />Montgomery, C.A. (2008, January). Putting leadership back into strategy. Harvard Business Review, 54-60. <br />
  9. 9. Where We Are…<br />Day-to-Day Operations<br />Majors<br />Other Responsibilities<br />AU4U: First-Year Registration & Orientation<br />Registration<br />Communication<br />Speaking students’ language<br />Casting a wide net<br />
  10. 10. Where We Are: Speaking Students’ Language<br />
  11. 11. Where We Are: Challenges<br />Redefining faculty involvement<br />Balancing advisor loads<br />Multiple advisors per major<br />Working collaboratively with other departments<br />
  12. 12. Where We Are: Successes<br />Heightened attention to first-year efforts<br />Student engagement in academic advising<br />Recognition from first-year students<br />Moving forward – accurate, accessible information<br />
  13. 13. Recommendations<br />Create an identity<br />Cast a wide communication net<br />Find momentum in unlikely places<br />
  14. 14. Jodi Koslow Martin<br />630-844-7510<br />jkoslow@aurora.edu<br />Jkoslow347 (AIM)<br />Brynn Landwehr<br />630-844-7861<br />landwehr@aurora.edu<br />AUBrynn13 (AIM)<br />Aurora University<br />347 S. Gladstone Avenue<br />Aurora, IL 60506<br />
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