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Research has shown that when there is a lack of connection between students and their professors, the students often feels disengaged, disconnected, and unmotivated.  The authors examine some of the issues that hinder faculty mentoring and provide some suggestions for how advisors can promote the faculty/student relationship.

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Yung-Hwa Anna Chow, Leisa McCormick, mentoring
Posted in: 2016 June 39:2
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In an era of accountability for students and higher education institutions, it is critical for advisors to consider creative strategies to cultivate meaningful partnerships with faculty colleagues while maintaining a focus on student success, engagement, retention, and graduation.  Advisors have a responsibility to provide students with academic guidance but to also collaborate with faculty to promote engagement in high-impact practices that provide the holistic and deep learning opportunities that characterize transformational education.

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professional development, academic support, technology, encouraging students, research, faculty advisors, STEM, mentoring, Jill Putnam, Sara Rathburn
Posted in: 2018 June 41:2
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The notion of peer mentoring for Indigenous students has captured all aspects of the author’s life, inspiring passion for development of a thriving and positive student community where students do not have to feel like just a student number, but a member of the community.

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academic support, retention, cultural differences, advising theory, role of advisor, build relationships, community relationships, theory, peer mentors, mentoring, theory to practice, programming, Carla Marie Loewen, admissions, parental involvement
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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High-achieving students come with great potential, but also great need for assistance, even though that may seem counter intuitive.  High-achieving students have challenges of their own, such as dealing with perfectionism and lack of guidance and support for lofty goals.

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encouraging students, advising theory, advising approaches, student motivation, collaboration, theory, peer advising, marketing, mentoring, theory to practice, programming, first-year students, Rebekah Chojnacki, Emmanuel Garcia, high-achieving, honors
Posted in: 2018 June 41:2
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Developing a sense of belonging in the first year is critical to whether or not a student will be retained.  Orientation and the first-year seminar are ideal places to begin.  The author offers strategies created to nurture belongingness for first-year students which can be applicable to a wide range of academic programs, institutions, and advisors and can be implemented at no cost.

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academic support, retention, student motivation, active listening, peer advising, mentoring, Jana Renner

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