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  • 1. WHAT NACADA DID FOR A brief look at 4 GaTech advisors’ US (AND CAN DO FOR NACADA national YOU!) conference experiences
  • 2. JIMMIE HARDIN - CHBE Using technology in Advising: Best Practices Tool and Tips. Western Michigan  Effective use of advising website  Used to schedule appointments  Used to schedule and conduct Skype appointments  Advising Videos  Graduation requirements  Videos were PowerPoint presentations with voiceovers  Surveys  Found online participation was scarce and mostly done by seniors  Paper surveys surprisingly had a better response rate
  • 3. JIMMIE HARDIN - CHBE Packing Lightly: A survival Guide to Advising on Limited Resources. University of New Mexico  Use of podcasts (recorded and streamed audio)  Bi-weekly podcast done by advisors  Informal  Covers wide array of topics from policy to new  LCD signs in office  Signs used to update students  Advising announcements  Policy updates  CHBE has adapted this idea using LCD monitors
  • 4. JIMMIE HARDIN - CHBE Video Podcasting as a Means of Student Outreach (Panel)  University of North Carolina  17,000 students  Only 1000 hits to website  Realized they needed a better marketing plan in place to push student awareness  Georgia State University  Videos were scripted  Talk directly to camera  Don’t take yourself too seriously (students will know it’s not you!)  Virginia Commonwealth University  Don’t be afraid to use humor  Not scripted, totally off the cuff  No assessment necessary
  • 5. FRAN BUSER- ISYE Doing More with Less! University of Illinois  If a co-worker leaves, you may not get a replacement  Use Technology such as “snippets” and video on the website and during orientation to present repeated information.  Use Peer advisors especially during registration.
  • 6. FRAN BUSER- ISYE Choice Theory: “You Are Responsible For What You Choose”. University of South Florida  Advantages for Student and Advisor:  Leads to good relationships and good educational outcomes  Motivates student  Encourages student: not the same as praise or rewards  Allows advisor to be neutral: unaffected personally  Allows consequences for choices  Shows respect – earn respect
  • 7. FRAN BUSER- ISYE Getting to the Heart of Advising: 10 must have tips for the New Academic Advisor. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College  Observe experienced advisors and use them as a resource  Advising is an experiential process – not trained, hard to teach  Set and evaluate professional goals  Take part in Professional Development  Know you campus – who, what and where to refer  Take time for yourself  Find your niche – make yourself invaluable, focus on your strengths  Keep a positive attitude, sense of humor toward students and colleagues  Read a variety of books  Be flexible
  • 8. SHANNON SULLIVAN - BMED The Advisor/Advising Bucket List. Bentley University  Always secure your own oxygen mask before assisting others!  Find and follow your passions--personally and professionally. Start NOW.  "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didnt do than by the ones you did." - Mark Twain
  • 9. SHANNON SULLIVAN - BMED Border Patrol - What are you protecting? Depaul University  Conflict and stress are you manage them is key.  Many of us create or contribute to borders between ourselves and others, especially when we dont feel heard (or understood or appreciated).  Explore your emotions about a situation, then try to see the others point of view.  Dont pretend the white elephant isnt there and accept that you may not have the whole picture (and/or may not be "right ").  TALK about conflicts as openly and respectfully as possible with problem-solving (not griping) as the goal.
  • 10. SHANNON SULLIVAN - BMED Ethical & Legal Implications of Electronic Documentation - A Risk Management Strategy. Nova Southeastern University  EVERY THING is part of a students record and thus everything should be considered relevant to FERPA.  EVERY THING you document could be subpoenaed in a lawsuit.  E-mail is official documentation.  Interactions/documentation that you think are "off the record" probably could be on the record.  Include relevant information, but less is best!
  • 11. SHANNON SULLIVAN - BMED Graduate Student Orientation (two sessions ). Angelo State and Texas A&M Universities  (Re)consider exactly what needs to be covered in person.  Get the best people and resources involved.  Communicate administrative details differently (minimize those sessions in-person since they often are boring).  Send out a required online scavenger hunt for key items (especially administrative) before the in-person orientation to save most of that time for Q&A with current students and faculty.  Assess your orientation with a survey to gauge informational and engagement effectiveness.  Create video FAQs.  Online orientations may work for programs with students who are scattered geographically or challenged for time.
  • 12. LINDSAY GREEN - COM Going the Extra Mile: Utilizing Success Coaching as a Developmental Advising Tool  Make a personal connection – show we honor and value the student as an individual  Explore together – help the student prioritize current situation and develop insight  Think, discuss, plan – guide the student as he/she thinks through the process and identifies strategies  Own the plan – transform the plan into effective action; the student takes ownership
  • 13. LINDSAY GREEN - COM Collaborating to Help the Student on Academic Probation. Colorado State  M=E x V (Motivation is directly influenced by expectations and value)  Online and in person outreach program for probation students  Online tutorial with quiz followed by mandatory advising session (holds are placed)  Optional workshops focusing on different topics
  • 14. LINDSAY GREEN - COM Second Year Success Implementing a program for sophomores to improve student success and retention rate What we’ve done in the COM
  • 15. THANKS!! Please fill out the survey and leave it with the presenters Region 4 NACADA award nominations due December 16 th Region 4 conference  Miami March 11-13 2012  Proposals due December 16th