Awesome Advice on Advising

Posted on 1/27/2016 10:53:56 AM

The Reflective Practice Large Group Meeting for faculty and teaching associates will take place from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, in the HUB Susquehanna Room.

We often hear reports about the quality of academic advising, but what is effective advising? Is it the mere recommendation of classes based on a catalog or a checklist (prescriptive academic advising), or is it related to advancing students’ critical thinking skills and maturation as a continuation of teaching (developmental academic advising)? We know, if performed effectively, that advising assists in both retention and future recruiting—so, let’s get together and talk about it! 

This session's presenters are some of IUP’s stellar criminology faculty members: 

  • Jon Cooper will show/describe the Academic Success Center and the advantages to advisers using the SSC Advisor Platform.
  • Erika Frenzel will cover the departmental consolidated advising center concept that already exists in the Criminology Department.
  • John Lewis will address and seek feedback on the concept of a consolidated advising center comprised of faculty from all colleges (service) for undeclared majors.

As a special treat, books will be given to the first 35 attendees, thanks to the Provost's office! Plus we will have refreshments.

Reminder, this event is only open to faculty and teaching associates.

Center for Teaching Excellence