SPRING 2014 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Degree Audit Training
March 3 & 4 ~ 1:00-2:30pm in Conference Center, Missouri Room
The Registrar’s Office will be holding degree audit training for both faculty and students this spring. The training will be held on March 3rd and 4th from 1:00-2:30 with faculty training at 1:00 and student training at 1:30 in the Missouri Room of Conference Center. Please come learn how to use this great tool which will assist you in the work you do as an academic advisor!
Intrusive Academic Advising: An Effective Strategy to Increase Student Success
Tuesday, March 11 from 12-1:30pm in the Student Affairs Conference Room – 1st floor Administration
The Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Surveys find academic advising to be among students’ top priorities. Students in public universities identify advising as their number one concern. For students in private college, it is their number two concern and for community college students, it stands at number three. Research from the National Surveys of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) conclude that the more interaction students have with faculty and staff, the more likely they are to learn effectively and persist toward achievement of their educational goals. These findings have led an increasing number of colleges and universities to implement intrusive, proactive, or invitational academic advising as a central element in their efforts to increase student engagement, persistence, and success. This advising approach means that campuses—through instructional faculty, academic advisors, counselors, and programs—take the initiative to reach out to students to provide advice, support, referral, and assistance, rather than waiting for students to seek help.
Intrusive Academic Advising does not mean “hand holding” or the return of in loco parentis. Rather, it suggests that faculty, counselors, academic advisors, and others demonstrate an active concern for students’ academic progress and a concomitant willingness to assist students to understand and utilize programs and services that can increase the likelihood for their success. Intrusive Academic Advising programs and advisors understand that many students, especially those who may be at greater risk for dropping out, often do not seek assistance in time for the assistance to have a positive impact on their progress. This is especially true for students who are first-year, first-generation, undecided, underprepared, or otherwise at greater risk for leaving college.
This webinar will consider the principles, philosophy, outcomes, best practices, and successful implementation of Intrusive Academic Advising at two- and four-year colleges across the U.S.
Participants will be able to:
- Learn the principles and philosophy of Intrusive Academic Advising
- Review how and why Intrusive Academic Advising impacts student achievement, persistence, and success
- Discuss how to implement Intrusive Academic Advising programs and interventions
- Discover professional development opportunities for Intrusive Academic Advising programs and advisors
- Learn best practices in Intrusive Academic Advising
Thomas Brown is a lifelong student and academic affairs educator with an impressive record of effectiveness in creating academic and student affairs programs that promote increased learning, achievement, and success. Tom served as Dean of Advising Services/Special Program at Saint Mary’s College of California, was a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the National Academic Advising Association, and was chairperson of the Prelaw Advisors National Council.
Tom is currently Managing Principal of a consulting network that assists campuses to increase student success, build inclusive communities, and manage change (www.tbrownassociates.com). He also writes an occasional column, The Advising Dean, for The St. Helena Star newspaper in California’s Napa Valley (http://napavalleyregister.com/star/).
His work is based on an integration of theories, research findings, and practical experience that makes a real difference for individuals and institutions.
- Regularly invited to deliver keynote addresses at national conferences, campus colloquia, and professional development workshops for faculty and staff.
- A consultant to more than 350 colleges and universities in the US and abroad
- Nationally recognized author and expert in retention, academic advising, promoting the success of at-risk students, international education, and diversity/inclusivity training.
- Recent publications include: Fulfilling the Promise of the Community College: Increasing First-Year Student Success,” (co-editor and author) “Critical Concepts in Academic Advising” in The Academic Advising Handbook, Jossey Bass, 2008; “Preparing Providers to Foster Student Success”, in Fostering Student Success in the Campus Community, 2008; “Advising Students of Color”, in Academic Advising for Student Success and Retention, 1997, 2004