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North Lake College’s Advising Manual
Presented by NLC’s Educational Planning Center
To give you a guided tour of North
Lake College’s Advising Manual.
To answer your questions.
First, some background…
Did You Know???
2011 NACADA National Survey* found:
60% of institutions responding provide no pre-service training
to new academic advisors.
71% offer at least 1 professional development activity such as:
Regular staff meetings
Needs-based individualized development.
10% reported providing no training or professional
development at all!
North Lake College
Expected to hold advisors accountable,
but only if they were properly trained.
Wanted consistency in every department.
Advising Manual Notebooks
No two the same
Unorganized training agenda
3 advisors - 2 full time,1 part time
To create a manual that clearly and thoroughly
explains the policies and procedures of the
Educational Planning Office to new employees.
To create a manual that serves as an accessible
and relevant guide to current employees,
contributing to consistent practices and the
distribution of reliable, up-to-date information.
Format – Online
Easily accessible by advisors in every department
NLC’s Advising Manual
Introduced at last Registration Update
Advisors from all departments attended.
They were asked for input to add to and/or
100% of those surveyed said it important that
“All advisors at NLC utilize the Advising
Manual on the eCampus community.”
100% of those surveyed said it was important
that “All Student Services departments are
consistent and provide uniform information
82% of those surveyed thought the Advising
Manual should be used year round, not just
during peak registration.
eCampus the name DCCCD uses for Blackboard.
It is one of North Lake’s online resources.
Click on it from NLC home page