Practice Guide iconPractice Guide
Released: October 2021
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This practice guide provides four evidence-based recommendations for designing and delivering comprehensive, integrated advising to support students’ educational success.
Intentionally design and deliver comprehensive, integrated advising that incorporates academic and non-academic supports to empower students to reach their educational goals.
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Transform advising to focus on the development of sustained, personalized relationships with individual students throughout their college career.
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Use mentoring and coaching to enhance comprehensive, integrated advising in ways that support students’ achievement and progression.
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Embed positive incentives in intentionally designed advising structures to encourage student participation and continued engagement.
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Education Levels:
  • Postsecondary
  • Administrators
  • Policymakers
  • Researchers
  • Advisors
  • Faculty
  • Instructors
  • Staff Members

This practice guide was prepared for the WWC by Abt Associates under contract ED-IES-16-C-0024.

The following research staff contributed to the guide: I-Fang Cheng, Emma Cocatre-Zilgien, Sarah Costelloe, Brian Freeman, Sebastian Lemire, Shawn Moulton, and Allan Porowski.

  • Melinda Karp (Chair)
    Phase Two Advisory
  • Brett McFarlane
    University of California, Riverside
  • Donna Linderman
    The City University of New York
  • Joe O’Shea
    Florida State University
  • Lashawn Richburg-Hayes
    Insight Policy Research
  • Sara Ackerson
    Manchester Community College

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