AC on Advising Graduate and Professional Students Resources

The November 2020 edition of Academic Advising Today includes an article entitled “Applying Practices of Diversity, Inclusivity, and Connectedness to Graduate Student Experiences“  Check it out!

The September 2020 edition of Academic Advising Today includes an article entitled “Empowering Graduate Students: Cultivating Environments for Student Success.”  Check it out!


Advising Organizational and Delivery Models

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Graduate Student Orientation Guidelines - a draft of a document produced by the Advising Graduate & Professional Students Community.

Bibliography provided by Jennifer Bloom, University of Illinois:

  • Gordon, V. N., (2002) 'Meeting the Needs of Tomorrow's Learners and Tomorrow's Workplace' in Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook . Note: This touches on older students, but doesn't talk very specifically about grad/prof students.
  • McGuire, P. P. (1998, April). The Ph.D.:  To pursue or not to pursue,that's the question .  Academic Advising News, XX (2), 1, 14.
  • McGuire, P. P. (1998, April). Advising graduate students commission:  Graduate advising guidelines . Academic Advising News, XX (2), 13-14.
  • Schnieder, A. (1998, October 23).  Harvard faces the aftermath of a graduate student's suicide.The Chronicle of Higher Education , p. A12.
  • Selke, M. J. & Wong, T. D. (1993).  The mentoring-empowered model:  Professional role functions in graduate student advisement.NACADA Journal, 13 (2), 21-26.
  • Selke, M. J. (1994, February).  Attrition from doctoral programs in education:  Insight for graduate faculty members.  Paper presented as the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Detroit, Michigan. Note: contact Jenny Bloom for copy of this presentation.

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COVID-19 Information and Resources: 

The Advising Community on Graduate & Professional Students has compiled information and resources for our community members and friends as you explore new approaches in providing your students with guidance and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Given that the roles and responsibilities of our community members and friends vary significantly in addition to the fact that some of you advise both graduate and undergraduate students, we have also included resources that would be helpful in advising undergraduate students as well.  Admittedly, there is a lot of information and resources to assist you in navigating this difficult and unprecedented time.  You will also notice that there is some overlap of information and resources provided through the various platforms.  Do not feel as though you have to review and master all content included.