Build Better Advising Relationships Through

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Presented by advisors Becca Schulze and Katie Schumm at the NACADA regional conference in Seattle, Jan. 25-27, 2010.

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Build Better Advising Relationships Through

  1. 1. BUILD BETTER ADVISING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH BLOGGING Becca Schulze & Katie Schumm University of Oregon NACADA Region 8: January 24-27
  2. 2. Reporting back from the field…
  3. 3. Undergraduates: 16,681 Graduates: 3,695 271 academic programs 67% of students are Oregon residents 83% of students are enrolled full-time 31% of student body in Fall 2008 were newly admitted students *data courtesy of UO Admissions, Fall 2008 University of Oregon
  4. 4. Staff 7 Advisors, 3 Administrators, 2 Graduate Teaching Fellows, 4 Support Staff, 8 Student Workers Advisee Population Undeclared students Pre-health National Student Exchange Pre-law & Pre-MSW Annual Visits: 9,218 Office of Academic Advising (OAA)
  5. 5. Fall 2009 visits (as of week 6): 2,116 Office of Academic Advising (OAA)
  6. 6. Outreach to Students in Academic Difficulty - Letters to all students on academic warning, probation, or disqualification Office of Academic Advising (OAA)
  7. 7. Outreach to Students in Academic Difficulty - Letters to all students on academic warning, probation, or disqualification - Mandatory visits for 1st year undeclared students on academic probation (approx. 136 students winter 2009) Office of Academic Advising (OAA)
  8. 8. Outreach to Students in Academic Difficulty - Letters to all students on academic warning, probation, or disqualification - Mandatory visits for 1st year undeclared students on academic probation (approx. 136 students winter 2009) - Mandatory visits for students petitioning for retroactive withdrawal and academic reinstatement Office of Academic Advising (OAA)
  9. 9. Inspiration for creating the blog
  10. 10. I know that asking for help and advice is not the easiest thing to do, but surfing the internet IS! -Becca Inspiration for creating the blog
  11. 11. Website Facebook Blog -Limited access -Can’t add pages -Can’t manipulate page templates -Not interactive -Content would be static Why we chose a BLOG
  12. 12. X Website Facebook Blog -Limited access -Can’t add pages -Can’t manipulate page templates -Not interactive -Content would be static Why we chose a BLOG
  13. 13. X Website Facebook Blog -Limited access -Existing facebook site -Can’t add pages addresses all department -Can’t manipulate page news & events templates -Designed for short posts -Not interactive -Posted content is not -Content would be static searchable Why we chose a BLOG
  14. 14. X Website X Facebook Blog -Limited access -Existing facebook site -Can’t add pages addresses all department -Can’t manipulate page news & events templates -Designed for short posts -Not interactive -Posted content is not -Content would be static searchable Why we chose a BLOG
  15. 15. X Website X Facebook Blog ? -Limited access -Existing facebook site -Free -Can’t add pages addresses all department -Interactive -Can’t manipulate page news & events -Artistic control templates -Designed for short posts -Content is searchable & -Not interactive -Posted content is not tagable -Content would be static searchable -*Some* personal blogging experience Why we chose a BLOG
  16. 16. X Website X Facebook Blog ? -Limited access -Existing facebook site -Free -Can’t add pages addresses all department -Interactive -Can’t manipulate page news & events -Artistic control templates -Designed for short posts -Content is searchable & -Not interactive -Posted content is not tagable -Content would be static searchable -*Some* personal blogging experience Why we chose a BLOG
  17. 17. www.gradefirstaid.wordpress.com
  18. 18. www.gradefirstaid.wordpress.com
  19. 19. www.gradefirstaid.wordpress.com
  20. 20. www.gradefirstaid.wordpress.com
  21. 21. Okay, I’m ready to give this blogging thing a try…
  22. 22. 1. Be a “blog lurker” Six Simple Steps
  23. 23. 2. Develop your brand X Six Simple Steps
  24. 24. 3. Plan your blog’s template X Six Simple Steps
  25. 25. 4. Dive in, but don’t go live 5. Solicit input Six Simple Steps
  26. 26. 6. Unveil and promote Six Simple Steps
  27. 27. Incorporate blog visits/participation into campus initiatives for targeted student populations (Student Life, at-risk and probationary, multicultural, first- year, transfer, etc.) Continue to collaborate with campus partners Embed podcasts (student interviews) Embed screencasts Plans for the coming year
  28. 28. Thanks for coming! Safe travels and happy blogging!

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