Getting Real:Advising in Developmental Education

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  • Title IIIDevelopmental Education Advisory CommitteeHuge need
  • Getting Real:Advising in Developmental Education

    1. 1. Getting real:advising in developmental education<br /> Peg Cookson<br />Student Success Advisor<br />Louise Hurwitz<br />Director of Developmental Education and Transition Programs<br />
    2. 2. Developmental Advising Theory<br />The term is first used when in 1972 Burns Crookston writes an article called:<br /> “A Developmental View of Academic Advising as Teaching”, for the Journal of College Student Personnel.<br />
    3. 3. Developmental Advising<br />O’Banion’s Process of Academic Advising includes:<br />Exploration of Life Goals<br />Exploration of Vocational Goals<br /> Program Choice<br />Course Choice<br />Scheduling Classes <br />“The model suggests that picking and scheduling of classes needs to take place within the broader context of a student’s life and career goals” <br />
    4. 4. Developmental Advising<br />Focuses on:<br />Personal Awareness<br />Environmental and Interpersonal Interactions<br />Problem Solving<br />Decision Making<br />Evaluation Skills <br />
    5. 5. Developmental Advising<br />To advise a student developmentally the advisor must:<br />Know/Apply Student Development Theory<br />Focus on Building Relationship over Time<br />Challenge Students to Develop Potential<br />View Students as Active Partners in the Process<br />Help Students Set Long and Short Term Goals<br />Help Students Identify What is Really Important<br />
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    7. 7. What is Academic Advising?<br />http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Clearinghouse/Research_Related/definitions.htm<br />
    8. 8. How We Began<br />Title III<br />Developmental Education Advisory Committee<br />Huge need-roughly 40% of students need two or more developmental courses<br />
    9. 9. DEAC<br />DEAC, a collaboration of faculty, professional staff and administrators, gathers, assesses, disseminates relevant information, and makes recommendations to support the success of students taking developmental courses.<br />
    10. 10. Mission of Developmental Education at BCC<br />Developmental Education at Berkshire Community College seeks to foster student success by providing a solid foundation for college learning. Developmental education courses and services are designed to help students achieve academic success by enhancing skills in the three basic academic areas: reading, writing and mathematics. These basic skills are needed for success in college-level coursework. <br />
    11. 11. GetReal<br />Get<br />Resources<br /> for<br />Education<br />Advising<br /> and <br />Learning<br />
    12. 12. Mission of GetREAL<br />To provide high quality student centered services to those students enrolled in developmental courses<br />To promote commitment to BCC’s mission by providing the resources that students need to achieve success<br />To build a relationship between advisor and student that, as it develops, encourages student independence as they achieve educational, personal, and career goals<br />
    13. 13. The GetREAL Center<br />Supported by Title III<br />GetREAL Center<br />Modular desks<br />Wireless<br />Laptops<br />Printer<br />Resource Material<br />Advisor Private Office<br />
    14. 14. Photo<br />
    15. 15. Selection of Advisors<br />Recruited primarily from adjunct faculty and professional staff<br />Formed Search Committee from DEAC members<br />Conducted interviews<br />Looked for characteristics:<br />
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    17. 17. Advisor Training<br />Outside presenters<br />Webadvisor <br />Campus resources<br />Counseling services<br />Disability services<br />Financial aid<br />Testing<br />Admissions<br />FERPA<br />
    18. 18. Advisee Selection<br />Students scored into 2+ Dev. Courses<br />Basic Math, Algebra 1 and 1, Reading and Writing<br />Began with certain majors<br />Liberal Arts<br />Criminal Justice<br />Human Services<br />Business Career<br />Animal Care<br />Culinary Certificate<br />
    19. 19. Selection Cont. <br /> During Academic Advisor Assignment these students were assigned to GetREAL Advisor <br />Initial pool for pilot consisted of 65 students<br />Initial contacts were made with advisees during the first two weeks of the semester<br />
    20. 20. Process of GetREAL Advising<br />Contract<br />Intake<br />Strengths <br />Educational Plan<br />Developmental Faculty Feedback requests<br />Open House for students, GetREAL advisors, and dev. faculty<br />Ongoing notes<br />Course selection for priority reg.<br />
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    22. 22. Outcomes <br />Retention to second semester <br />Comparable retention <br />Pass rates GetREAL/Non GetREAL<br />
    23. 23. Next Steps<br />Career <br />Transition to Departmental Advisors<br />Evaluation of Pilot<br />Retention<br />Persistence <br />Grade in next course<br />Formative Evaluation with Students and Advisors <br />
    24. 24. Challenges<br />Cross campus buy in. Go slow to go fast<br />Relationship to advising center and to faculty advisors<br />Avoid the potential stigma<br />Refining electronic intake and logging system<br />Continued data analysis<br />Sustainability <br />
    25. 25. Questions?<br />

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