Confessions of an Advisor: Doing My Job While Keeping My Sanity

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Confessions of an Advisor: Doing My Job While Keeping My Sanity

  1. 1. Confessions <br />of <br />an <br />Advisor:<br />Doing My Job While Keeping My Sanity <br />
  2. 2. Confessions of an Advisor:<br /><ul><li> Background
  3. 3. Activity 1/Discussion
  4. 4. Confessions
  5. 5. Forms
  6. 6. Planners/Binders
  7. 7. Technology
  8. 8. Activity 2/Discussion
  9. 9. Questions</li></li></ul><li>Background<br />
  10. 10. Activity 1<br />What are your top problems with students?<br />What’s the worst part about the work you do?<br />What’s the best part of your job?<br />What part of college/life do your students simply not “get”?<br />What parts of your job take up the most time?<br />Do you hate answering ?’s and regret coming?<br />
  11. 11. Confessions - Forms<br />Intake<br /> File Management<br />Monitor Progress<br />Assessment<br />
  12. 12. Intake – Academic Intent Survey<br />
  13. 13. Intake – Academic Intent Survey<br />
  14. 14. Intake - Application<br />
  15. 15. Intake - Application<br />
  16. 16. Intake - Application<br />
  17. 17. Intake - Application<br />
  18. 18. Intake- Eligibility Assessment<br />
  19. 19. Intake- Eligibility Assessment<br />
  20. 20. Intake- Intake Interview<br />
  21. 21. Intake- Intake Interview<br />
  22. 22. Intake – Participant Agreement<br />
  23. 23. Intake – Participant Agreement<br />
  24. 24. Intake – Individual Service Plan<br />
  25. 25. Intake – Individual Service Plan<br />
  26. 26. Intake – Individual Service Plan<br />
  27. 27. Intake – Individual Service Plan<br />
  28. 28. Monitor Progress – Grade Tracking<br />
  29. 29. Monitor Progress – Grade Report<br />
  30. 30. Monitor Progress – Grade Report<br />
  31. 31. Monitor Progress – Goal Tracking<br />
  32. 32. File Management - Checklists<br />
  33. 33. File Management- Registration<br />
  34. 34.
  35. 35.
  36. 36. Confessions - Planners<br />Finances<br />Academic Performance<br />Time Management<br />GPA<br />Campus Involvement<br />Stress<br />Eating Habits<br />Study Skills<br />Managing Priorities<br />Test Taking Habits<br />Social Interactions<br />And the list goes on and on and …<br />Physical Wellness<br />Sufficient Sleep<br />
  37. 37. Actual Student Planner<br />
  38. 38. Actual Student Planner<br />
  39. 39. Actual Student Planner<br />
  40. 40. Actual Student Planner<br />
  41. 41. Actual Student Planner<br />
  42. 42. Actual Student Planner<br />
  43. 43. Confessions – Binders<br />One or more Classes<br />Everything from Syllabi to Old Tests<br />Allows flexibility for other methods<br />Custom Note Pages<br />
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  47. 47. Confessions – Technology<br />Databases<br /> File Management<br />Calendaring<br />Communication<br />
  48. 48. Activity 2<br />What are your top problems with students?<br />What’s the worst part about the work you do?<br />What’s the best part of your job?<br />What part of college/life do your students simply not “get”?<br />What parts of your job take up the most time?<br />Do you hate answering ?’s and regret coming?<br />
  49. 49. ?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />Questions?<br />Questions?<br />Questions?<br />Questions?<br />Questions?<br />Questions?<br />Questions?<br />?<br />?<br />Questions?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />Questions?<br />?<br />?<br />Questions?<br />Questions?<br />?<br />?<br />Questions?<br />Questions?<br />Questions?<br />Questions?<br />
  50. 50. Confessions of an Advisor:<br />Doing My Job While Keeping My Sanity <br />Josh Nichols<br />Student Support Specialist<br />TRiO Student Support Services<br />Dickinson State University<br />joshua.nichols@dsu.nodak.edu<br />

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