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This article contains tips and practices that help the author communicate more effectively in writing, save time, and establish and/or strengthen connections with advisees.

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advising strategy, Stefanie Wright, communication
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In our work with students, it is important to recognize our own patterns of thinking and to examine the binaries we take for granted.  How do we label and categorize people?  How does this affect the way we view and interact with others?  How can we break down our own binary thinking while helping students do the same?

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build relationships, communication, cultural differences, Nancy Willow, role of advisor, LGBT
Posted in: 2015 March 38:1
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Successful engagement in strong communication, problem-solving, and rapport-building skills – those critical to the relational component of advising – requires emotional intelligence. Without it, advising is little more than authoritative information dissemination.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, communication, build relationships, advisor competencies, active listening, Lauren Haley
Posted in: 2016 March 39:1
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The increased presence of international students means academic advisors must be aware of the unique issues facing international students in order to support and ensure success across the range of students they serve.  The author shares six strategies that can help advisors working with international students. 

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cultural capital, communication, cultural differences, international, active listening, Jinglin Guo
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Advisors sometimes need to deliver bad news to students. The author discusses how advisors can use the SPIKES model as a framework for delivering bad news to students.

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advising strategy, communication, Javaris Hammond
Posted in: 2017 March 40:1
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The authors highlight Gen Z-friendly methods that they have used to promote student engagement in appointments, on campus, and in the community.

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advising strategy, communication, build relationships, Bret Hirsch, Eddie Bobbitt, GenZ, Generation Z
Posted in: 2017 March 40:1
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NACADA (2017) has identified the relational element of academic advising as one of the core competencies of the profession along with the conceptual and informational elements.  Distinct from the others, the relational element highlights the dynamics within the advising practice.  That said, saying the relationship is important is one thing, designing and supporting advising practices that help facilitate and sustain the relationship is another… How do institutions help advisors develop the knowledge and skills to enhance and sustain their advising relationships?

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advising theory, communication, build relationships, advisor competencies, Elizabeth Higgins
Posted in: 2017 June 40:2
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Students often lack the motivation to participate in the democratic process because they feel that they cannot make a difference.  Academic advisors can provide knowledge and skills necessary for students to become politically engaged citizens.

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advising approaches, history, communication, encouraging students, international, community relationships, student motivation, critical thinking, empathy, Global Community, conflict resolution, ethics
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Each year the question of whether or not to implement mandatory advising seems to surface across a variety of venues and mailing lists.  In addressing this question, campuses must be able to answer other questions about how they meet student needs.  When campuses pose an essential outcomes-based question, they strengthen their ability to conceive the most integrative and holistic solutions for ensuring that students can achieve desired advising outcomes.  

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academic support, advising strategy, persistence, communication, encouraging students, advising theory, role of advisor, advising approaches, build relationships, student motivation, advising environment, graduation rates, preparedness, teaching strategy
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Over the past 10 years at the University of Hawai‘i’s Mānoa Advising Center (MAC), a number of small but significant changes have been made in the way that mandatory advising is offered—namely in format and tone—that have had a big impact in helping advisors to more efficiently and proactively assist their students.

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academic support, rapport, proactive advising, persistence, communication, decision-making, advising theory, role of advisor, advising approaches, build relationships, at-risk students, intrusive advising, Megumi Makino-Kanehiro, student loss
Posted in: 2018 June 41:2
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The author remembers that his advisor never gave up on him.  Not only did that experience change his life, it also allowed him the opportunity to change the lives of others.

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advising strategy, communication, decision-making, undecided, at-risk students, self-authorship, empathy, major choice, new advisor, mentoring, Luke Faust, dismissal
Posted in: 2018 June 41:2
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Whether a student is attending a community college, a private liberal arts college, or anything in between, the inclusion of career competency or soft skill development into conversations with undecided students is important because it sets students up to apply, transfer, and integrate various aspects of their experiences.  

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career advising, academic support, communication, encouraging students, advising theory, undecided, advising approaches, major choice, undeclared, preparedness, first-year students, Tara Vasold Fischer, Christopher Nelson, career competencies
Posted in: 2018 June 41:2

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