NACADA President Joshua Smith discusses his theme of “Professionalism” in the field of academic advising and the responsibility of each of us to champion the role of academic advising as central to student development and learning in higher education.
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K-12 education has long since discovered that parent–school partnerships can be harnessed as a tool to improve student achievement, reduce truancy, and prevent behavioral problems in school. What lessons can be learned from their strategies that can be beneficial to academic support personnel in higher education?
Light (2001) tells us that one of the most important things advisors can do is encourage students to participate in activities outside of the classroom. What would it look like if advisors took it a step further and organized activities designed specifically for high achieving students?
The concept of resiliency has gained increasing attention as researchers ponder why some individuals exceeded developmental expectations despite unfavorable conditions. Advisors may be able utilize this character trait to their advisees’ advantage in overcoming academic probation.