Academic Advising for Sophomore Students

Academic Advising for Sophomore Students In my previous blog post, I wrote about the value for undergraduate students to meet with their academic advisor and plan ahead for degree progress as a way to maximize the college experience. Advanced planning for course selection is important for three reasons: 1) to maintain a balance of appropriate level courses each term, 2) to be prepared at the ... Read more

Connect now with your advisor to maximize academic plans

Connect now with your advisor to maximize academic plans Back-to-school is a busy time for everyone. Whether you are a student, faculty, administrative services professional, or directly support someone in one of the above categories, your mind is full of back-to-school information. New courses (4-6 different classes in some cases), scheduling conflicts, job responsibilities, social commitments, there are a lot of new and different moving ... Read more

Back to School: Meet with your College Advisor

Back to School: Meet with your College Advisor On my traditional, large-flagship university campus, back to school means different things for different people. Students are wrapping up summer experiences, and settling into new living arrangements. Faculty are finishing syllabi, and squeezing in a last day of research to meet summer writing goals. College administrators, like myself, are bracing for upcoming traffic influx. The increase in ... Read more

An online faculty reflects on changing course technology

An online faculty reflects on changing course technology My mother-in-law “Martha” is a tenured Languages faculty at a large, multi-campus, community college. She teaches 4 courses each Fall & Spring term, as well as leads an annual 4 week Summer Study Abroad experience. Typically she teaches 3 of her 4 courses per term in person, and because enrollment for online courses is typically more popular, ... Read more

Know about FERPA compliance

Know about FERPA compliance I recently had a catch up session with an old friend and former peer, whom I will refer to as “Anne”, from my Higher Ed Leadership doctoral program. Each of us have moved along in our Student Services careers, Anne in Student Conduct, and myself in Academic Advising. Because FERPA compliance has been on my mind, and a lot has happened ... Read more

Using best market tools to connect electronically with students should be priority for all universities.

Using best market tools to connect electronically with students should be priority for all universities. In my frontline academic advising role at a flagship state university, my daily work is fairly predictable. I’m a department specialist for a humanities program with a dwindling number of majors; all of whom enjoy the subject material, and either have a firm stock reply for post baccalaureate plans, or ... Read more