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Every year, the government of The United Arab Emirates grants numerous scholarships to distinguished Emirati students.  The author discusses the role of advisors to these students and discusses the challenges they face.

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international, advisor training, community relationships, academic cultural capital, Global Community, cultural differences, advising workshops, encouraging students, advising environment, AlZaabi
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Some international students may also feel they are discriminated against because they may pose a security threat to the United States. Ultimately, advisors can intervene this fall to identify international students and assist them in adapting to a new environment and new security measures. Often an understanding voice or face can do more than we know in helping international students make the necessary adaptations as they study in the United States.

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international, cultural differences, advising approaches, Patrick Slowinski
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Last summer I attended the NACADA Summer Institute (SI) as a team member from my community college. There were about 130 participants in this SI; about twenty were faculty members. Of those twenty faculty members, I was the sole ESL teacher. I asked a lot of questions, and I did a lot of listening. Once again, I was struck with the dissimilarities when it comes to ESL students.

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international, cultural capital, cultural differences, summer institute, Susan Boland
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Our UK colleagues appeared excited about collaborating with NACADA, demonstrated great interest in NACADA resources, and expressed considerable “ah” as Charlie awarded a complimentary NACADA membership to one lucky individual at the end of the conference. These colleagues will join 23 current members from Australia, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Egypt, England, Grenada, India, Jamaica, Kuwait, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, and United Arab Emirates in leading the global expansion of NACADA beyond North America. It is evident that NACADA’s resources and expertise are becoming widely known throughout the world as higher education systems face similar issues in these evolving times.

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professional development, communication, collaboration, build relationships, international, cultural capital, Global Community, cultural differences, Mike McCauley
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As our world becomes a global community, the significance of producing globally-competent citizens is turning into a hot topic on university and college campuses. As academic advisors move away from a “service”-oriented role to that of a “teacher”, we also need to fulfill our duty in the name of critical pedagogy.

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international, Global Community, Yung-Hwa Anna Chow
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As NACADA begins the adventure of internationalization, the Theory and Philosophy of Advising Commission  focuses on expanding the theoretical and philosophical foundations of academic advising to better inform the practice of advisors, the scholarship of the field, and the performance of the organization. 

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international, Shannon Burton, Global Community, Jeffrey McClellan
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Making lasting and meaningful changes requires commitment and effort. Advisors have been long committed to promoting and practicing diversity; the discussed approaches offer advisors down-to-earth ways to make the most of their efforts.

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international, Wei-Chien Lee
Posted in: 2009 March 32:1
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All students, whether intentional or not, are subject to their school’s plagiarism policies. As advisors, we can work to curtail the proliferation of plagiarism on our own campuses and help students succeed.

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international, Leslie Staggers
Posted in: 2009 March 32:1
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Our world is becoming ever more interconnected, and the ability to examine life from a truly global perspective is a valuable skill that everyone should possess.

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international, cultural capital, Jay Minert
Posted in: 2007 June 30:2
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Academic advisors should work closely with their global education/study abroad/international programs office to stay on top of the Bologna reforms and how these reforms impact advising at their schools.

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international, global university, Rose Begalla
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Frost (2000) indicated that the field of academic advising has progressed through three eras: higher education before academic advising was defined, academic advising as a defined and unexamined activity, and academic advising as a defined and examined activity. I assert that academic advising is now facing a fourth era due the societal changes emerging from the globalization process.

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international, Shannon Burton, Global Community
Posted in: 2010 June 33:2
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The most important lesson I learned while studying abroad was the importance of adaptation...

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international, Ian Keil
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When we learn more about individual international education systems, accept cultural differences, and learn basic greetings in the native languages of our students, we can better serve all of our international students.

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international, cultural differences, Yung-Hwa Anna Chow
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For many advisors, the increased international presence on campuses is both exciting and challenging as they adjust to meeting the needs of an entirely different population of students.

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international, Courtney Yount McGinnis
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Students will not go to a stranger – especially a member of faculty – when their world is collapsing. We needed to change our model of Personal Tutoring from reactive to proactive.

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international, cultural differences, Sue Robbins
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While never oblivious to the world outside the US, over the last few years NACADA leaders have actively pursued the idea of a “global community for academic advising.”  Clearly this raises the need to find common ground between advisors from wildly varying backgrounds.

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international, Global Community, cultural differences, Oscar van den Wijngaard
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In a research project funded jointly by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and The Paul Hamlyn Foundation...One of the key research findings was that students want advice from their Personal Tutor (academic advisor) on a range of specific issues related to their thoughts about leaving, (e.g., academic failure).

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retention, international, role of advisor, personal tutoring, persistence, advising research, Sheila Pankhurst, Jacqui McCary
Posted in: 2011 June 34:2
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Advisors have much to offer prospective international students. Our academic knowledge and experiences providing developmental interactions with students make us valuable team players in our schools’ international programs.

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international, Vickie Morgan, Terese Pratt
Posted in: 2011 June 34:2
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The collaborative programs we have developed are a true “win, win, win, win” situation.  Brock University wins because these programs bring very good students. The colleges win because collaborative program students bring critical thinking and research skills that provide leadership in their classes. Parents win because the tuition they pay for their children is drastically reduced. Most importantly, the students win because they receive an education that will allow them to reach the greatness to which they aspire.

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collaboration, international, Jo Stewart
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One of the most important tasks of an academic advisor, according to Charlie Nutt, Executive Director of NACADA: the Global Community for Academic Advising, is to teach students appropriate strategies with regard to learning

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international, role of advisor, Oscar van den Wijngaard, Nicolai Manie, Vera Bossel
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When advisors encourage study abraod participation earlier in our students’ academic careers, we encourage the growth needed to give students a competitive edge in an increasingly global workforce.

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international, cultural capital, self-authorship, Chris Cook
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What we believe is generally missing from the body of critical literature on academic advising and retention is the reference to the different issues in American-style education outside the borders of the United States. We have identified a host of issues specific to our student population which we believe must be addressed in order for us to best perform our roles as academic advisors.

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international, Heba Mansour, Hala Al-Abdulrazzaq, cultural differences, preparedness, learning disabilities, global university
Posted in: 2012 March 35:1
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Student motivation is a complicated concept, as students come to University with multiple motivations...How can advisors and instructors build greater engagement and improve motivation in their students?

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international, academic support, Shehna Javeed, student motivation, advising strategy, teaching strategy
Posted in: 2012 June 35:2
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Leeds for Life  is an interactive website which aims to help students at the University of Leeds, UK to prepare for their future and to think reflectively about their progress, right from their first moment in the University. It is about inspiring them to get the most out of their academic and co-curricular experiences, thinking of them in an holistic way.

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reflection, international, Penny Robinson, personal tutoring, critical thinking
Posted in: 2012 June 35:2
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Many advisors and administrators are being tasked with the difficult job of serving a growing number of students with existing – and often inadequate – physical space. Physical space is especially important when considering first impressions of advisees; space is a tool for facilitating rapport building between the advisor and advisee and should also be perceived as safe for both advisor and advisee.

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rapport, international, Mariam Aslam, advising space, physical space, advising environment
Posted in: 2013 March 36:1
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Inaccurate assumptions, coupled with the steady increase of international enrollment all over the U.S., have resulted in a number of racial incidents targeting international students… University administrations across the country have proposed that we need to create safe and welcoming environments by encouraging cross-cultural interactions between domestic and international students.

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empathy, international, Yung-Hwa Anna Chow
Posted in: 2013 June 36:2
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Some institutions are removing pastoral support from residences, saying that 18-year-old students are adults and shouldn’t need it.  The University of Leeds takes a different view, arguing that to be placed in a hall of 1,200 almost exclusively first-year students is by its nature an unnatural and sometimes alienating experience.

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international, Penny Robinson, housing and residence life
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In the spirit of the rapid globalization of higher education, academic advising professionals from around the world joined together in Maastricht, The Netherlands for NACADA’s first International Conference in June 2013. Here advising professionals presented best practices and exchanged ideas and strategies for best serving students. Approaches for addressing the growing pains that accompany an expanding and diversifying student population were chief among the conference’s themes.

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international, Global Community, cultural differences, Katy Oliveira-Lambert, Erin Ray
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With U.S. universities heavily recruiting all over the world, there is an urgency to meet the advising needs of international students on U.S. campuses.  To sustain such a robust and holistic advising program, advisors have to go beyond selection of courses and graduation requirements.  With this goal in mind, the Advising Program in the English Language program at Kansas State University continues to grow and improve through self- analysis and continuous training.

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international, cultural differences, Leena Chakrabarti
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During the NACADA International Conference sponsored by Zayed University in Dubai in February 2016, members of the NACADA Academic Advising Consultant and Speaker Service (AACSS) led a discussion panel during which delegates from institutions across the globe began a conversation about gaps of ­­academic advising at their campuses.  Such conversations are vital for improving and enhancing academic advising programs at the international level.

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international, Selma Haghamed
Posted in: 2016 June 39:2
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UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT), the first allied association of NACADA outside of North America, aspires to lead the development and dissemination of innovative theory, research, and practice of student advising and tutoring in the UK higher education sector. In early 2016, UKAT ran a pilot survey open to all 164 UK higher education institutions (HEIs) to gain some initial insight into personal tutoring and academic advising practices in the UK. This article addresses the results of UKAT's survey and compares them with the results of the NACADA (Carlstrom, 2011) survey to offer some comparisons of academic advising in the differing higher education environments of the US and the UK.

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international, advising research, David Grey, Dave Lochtie
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All around the world, educators find that parents of college students today are more involved than ever before.  Culture is an important factor in exploring the role of parental influence on college students.  The author discusses some of the cultural factors that are particularly salient at her institution, the American University of Sharjah.

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communication, build relationships, international, role of advisor, parent relationships, cultural differences, student motivation, ethical dilemmas, ethical approaches, advising approaches, parental involvement, parents, first generation students, Mehvash Ali
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Advisors who learn to assist students with alleviating and mitigating culture shock can contribute to students’ success and their enjoyment of their time in their host country.  In order to do so, advisors must understand the cultural and individual characteristics that influence a student’s experience of culture shock.

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proactive advising, international, role of advisor, academic support, advising theory, cultural capital, cultural differences, student motivation, advising approaches, advising environment, Brandie Yale
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