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This article describes Sacred Heart University's Hispanic Adult Achievers Program, a program established to address the unique educational needs of Latinos who have immigrated to the United States as adults. The article includes student achievement and retention data, as well as a brief discussion of the advising and retention strategies used.

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academic support, community relationships, cultural capital, cultural differences, advising strategy, NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, adult learners, James Minor
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The purpose of this article is to inform academic advisors about study away options, share the benefits of participating in study away programs, and give advisors tips on how best to promote study away programs to students.

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Kasha Klinegores, NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, domestic study away, faculty-led trips
Posted in: 2012 March 35:1
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Why are some students and advisors energized by the challenges of the constantly changing world of higher education and life—swimmers—while others, when faced with similar situations, become frustrated and discouraged—sinkers?

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, decision-making, LaDonna Porter, Eitandria Gatlin, Tanya Stanley, resiliency
Posted in: 2015 March 38:1
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Advisors use dozens of tools to aid students, including advising styles, recommendations, curricula, academic coaching, and more.  Any one of these may be appropriate with different students, or with the same students at different times.  But when advisors’ roles can include teaching, reviewing a checklist, making referrals, and more, how does the advisor know when to use which tool, when to offer a checklist, and when to engage in behavior counseling?

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, advising strategy, advising approaches, build relationships, active listening, Ann Lieberman Colgan
Posted in: 2016 March 39:1
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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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As the field of advising continues to grow, many students may look to peer advisor programs to explore potential pathways or to even start their career; support, guidance, and training are needed for these students as they transition into professional advising roles.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, Cheri Kau, Michelle Tagorda, peer advising, peer mentors
Posted in: 2016 March 39:1
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Growing up in a small town environment can result in a steep learning curve when stepping out into the wider world…

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, Liberal Arts, at-risk students, first generation students, self-authorship, Jaimie Newby
Posted in: 2016 March 39:1
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Multi-campus institutions have the complex task of providing advising services to meet the needs of their varying student populations.  Creating a campus-wide framework for advising services across all campuses can be challenging, especially when resources are limited, campus cultures are different, and there is a considerable amount of distance between campuses.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, collaboration, Tim Cox
Posted in: 2016 March 39:1
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There is much debate in the academic advising community regarding the efficacy (or even possibility) of a unifying theory of academic advising.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, advising theory, Rich Robbins
Posted in: 2016 March 39:1
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If one of the primary goals of academic advising is to get beyond learner engagement and into the realm of empowerment, then that also must be a focus of our assessment.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, assessment, Steve Quinn
Posted in: 2016 March 39:1
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Barriers for new advisors seeking to engage in professional development include time, justification, venue, and cost. Reducing these barriers supports robust professional development of new academic advisors, enlivening staff and creating learning and mentoring connections across campus, between institutions, and within the profession.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, professional development, John Buckley, new advisor
Posted in: 2016 March 39:1
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Helping high-achieving students develop the skills required to set a steady, productive pace while maintaining a sustainable workload is the most valuable lesson advisors can impart on this population.

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NACADA, Academic Advising Today, academic advising, Kristy Spear, high achieving students
Posted in: 2016 March 39:1
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Posted in: 2016 March 39:1
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Complete editions of AAT are provided to facilitate one-touch capability, but readers are encouraged to view the individual articles and provide feedback to authors.

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academic advising
Posted in: 2018 June 41:2
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Complete editions of AAT are provided to facilitate one-touch capability, but readers are encouraged to view the individual articles and provide feedback to authors.

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academic advising, NACADA
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Complete editions of AAT are provided to facilitate one-touch capability, but readers are encouraged to view the individual articles and provide feedback to authors.

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Amidst the chaos of an epochal tragedy, the author gained clarity about the purpose of their work. Advising is a contribution to the common good, and advisors prepare students to contribute to the common good in numerous ways.

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academic advising, James Creech, contribution, common good
Posted in: 2021 June 44:2
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The use of vector to explain a structure that carries, delivers, or directs us to information (of any type) is especially suitable to advising during a time of uncertainty that requires adaptability and the ability to both anticipate and manage change.

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academic advising, Ellyn Mulcahy, competence, purpose
Posted in: 2021 June 44:2
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In times of great uncertainty, one could argue that advising has never been more important as a platform to help students clarify educational choices, navigate the academic quagmire of academic policies, and to keep students engaged with their programs and university.

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academic advising, engagement, student success, Shahid Bux, positive psychology, PERMA, strengths-based
Posted in: 2021 June 44:2
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Policies help students, parents, faculty, and staff understand the institution’s values and how those principles are employed in everyday operations. The author discusses a model that can be used when developing policies in academic advising and student success.

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academic advising, Jesse Poole, academic policy
Posted in: 2021 June 44:2
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Onboarding is an opportunity for employers to teach skills, share information, and outline behaviors that will set the new hire on a path toward job success.

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academic advising, Andrea Miller, onboarding
Posted in: 2021 June 44:2
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Inequities in education were exacerbated through the year 2020 and this trend continues in 2021. Global disparities in internet access and availability of electronic equipment needed for virtual education are escalating the existing racial disparities in education that are compounded by economic and regional pressures and family obligations. It is imperative that institutions and communities look for solutions to reduce these emergent disparities created over the last year and a half to find solutions and provide targeted support for diverse students.

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academic advising, Mehvash Ali, education disparities, global pandemic, virtual learning
Posted in: 2021 June 44:2
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Effective student support at undergraduate institutions requires multidisciplinary personnel, expansive resources, an accurate understanding of students’ academic needs, and a holistic approach to student wellness. Grounded in the near-peer model, Academic Coaching at Brown provides individual guidance to undergraduate students through peer leaders—referred to as coaches—through a comprehensive, student-centered approach.

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academic advising, Academic Coaching, study abroad, Carol Shi, Kevin Chen, Julie LL, remote learning, peer coaching
Posted in: 2021 June 44:2
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Universities and advisors cannot eliminate all barriers for all students who desire to study abroad, but they can help students overcome their individual concerns. How can advisors support students’ study abroad decisions?

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academic advising, Allison Ewing-Cooper, study abroad, Mariah Nunes
Posted in: 2021 June 44:2
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Despite many challenges, the pandemic has bulldozed a path for innovative practices that has shaped the future of advising and has changed the way we work for the foreseeable future. Life after the pandemic will undoubtedly take new forms and involve the continued use of educational technology. The advising community should prepare for continued shifts to accommodate busy students accustomed to virtual platforms.

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academic advising, pandemic, Jessica Pfeiffer, work-life balance, digital age
Posted in: 2021 June 44:2

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