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This practice guide provides four evidence-based recommendations for designing and delivering comprehensive, integrated advising to support students’ educational success.
1
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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2
Transform advising to focus on the development of sustained, personalized relationships with individual students throughout their college career.
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3
Use mentoring and coaching to enhance comprehensive, integrated advising in ways that support students’ achievement and progression.
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4
Embed positive incentives in intentionally designed advising structures to encourage student participation and continued engagement.
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Topics: Grades:
Audience:
  • 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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Effective Advising for Postsecondary Students: An Introduction
November 16, 2021

This webinar introduces the evidence-based recommendations in the Practice Guide on Effective Advising for Postsecondary Students.
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Effective Advising for Postsecondary Students: Practitioner Perspectives on Recommendation 1
October 1, 2021

This webinar features practice guide panelist Dr. Joe O'Shea, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Assistance Provost at Florida State University, and special guest practitioners Dr. DeOnte Brown, Dr. Ka...
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Effective Advising for Postsecondary Students: Practitioner Perspectives on Recommendation 2
October 1, 2021

This webinar features practice guide panelist Donna Linderman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at The City University of New York, and special guest practitioners Nadine Brown, Maryann ...
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Effective Advising for Postsecondary Students: Practitioner Perspectives on Recommendation 3
October 1, 2021

This webinar features practice guide panelist Sara Ackerson, Career Advisor at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire, and special guest practitioners Dr. Thomas Dickson and Dr. Julie Lee.
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Effective Advising for Postsecondary Students: Practitioner Perspectives on Recommendation 4
October 1, 2021

This webinar features practice guide panelist Dr. Brett McFarlane, Director of the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center at the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Calif...

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