WHAT NACADA DID FOR A brief look at 4 GaTech advisors’ US (AND CAN DO FOR NACADA national YOU!) conference experiences
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
SHANNON SULLIVAN - BMED Border Patrol - What are you protecting? Depaul University Conflict and stress are unavoidable...how 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.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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