Harmonizing: Collaborative Advising to Promote Student Success 2012 Fall Academic Conference Deb Hodge, Academic Advisor Erin White, Coordinator of Student Services
This presentation will explore thechallenges and best practices ofadvising a nontraditional nursingstudent population at a distance using collaborative methods.
RN to BSN Program Population• 650 current students as of September 2012 – NYS residents – Median age is 42 – 11% Male – Full-time Academic Advisor to Student Ratio 1:200 – Adjunct Academic Advisor to Student Ratio 1:50 – Course sections capped at 25 students
Collaborating to Find Best Practices♫ Adjunct advisors meet with full-time advisor and dean quarterly♫ Advisors share successful ways to assist students to overcome common barriers♫ Advisors, faculty, and student service professional work together to resolve student issues as they arise♫ Empire State College utilizes internal Academic Coaches to promote college resources and student success♫ Use of internal systems to identify trends, common student issues, and understand student experiences 5
Empire State College Student Services • Help Desk • Library Services • Academic Support Services (includes coaching) • Student Information Center 6
Nursing Program Student Services • Regular Contact with Mentor/Advisor • Email and Phone Follow Up • Nursing Program Student Center • Online Orientation • Offer Non-Matriculated Study 7