In a 2011 study done by the NACADA, It was revealed that only about 20% of higher education institutions utilized their faculty as full time advisors. Even more rare, according to NACADA, were students advised by faculty during the very important first two years of college.
The reasons why colleges use, or do not use, faculty advisors, are varied, but the fact remains that faculty members at all types of institutions offer a front-line point of contact for student questions and concerns. After all, who knows more about their classes and their programs than those who teach and create them? Whether in an official capacity, or unofficial, faculty advising can play a key role in the overall success of the institution, and not just from the student’s perspective.
Join expert speaker Kent Seaver, in this session, where he will outline steps that have been successful in higher education for the purpose of replication—cause if one college can do it maybe another can learn from it. Kent will look at the pros and cons of faculty advising at the higher education level. What advantages, and disadvantages, go along with faculty advising models, and how those weigh against the advising mission of the college will be discussed.
Specific detail will be given to ideas implanted at colleges and universities that can and have been replicated elsewhere. At the end of the session, you can take back to your institution possible and practical answers and solutions to the problem of students not succeeding. These answers are beneficial because they have worked elsewhere; they are not just theory.
This event is perfect for those in academic advising offices, as well as faculty specifically charged with advising students in 2 and 4 year colleges. Finally, those invested in the graduation rates of colleges would benefit from understanding how this advising process relates to the eventual goal of transfer and/or graduation.
Who Should Attend
Kent Seaver has 17 years of experience in the field of student assessment. At North Lake College in Irving, TX he has enjoyed success in working with the new to college student, home school students, as well as students about to transfer to four year institutions. He is presently the Director of Learning Resources at N... More info