ACPA Video On Demand: Global Student Affairs: Impact & Pressure at http://videos.myacpa.org/global-student-affairs-impact-pressure
The following links may be helpful to those of us involved in Academic Affairs Administration
http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/ - NACADA, The Global Community for Academic Advising
http://www.aauw.org/ - AAUW, American Association of University Women
http://www.aaup.org/ - AAUP, American Association of University Professors
http://www.ashe.ws/ - Association of the Study of Higher Education
http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Pages/default.aspx - American Association of Community Colleges
Academic Advising Tips
The University of Vermont, School of Business Administration
Recommendations for Faculty from Students:
- Inform the faculty they have 24 hours to reply to students
- Meet your faculty advisor once you’ve been assigned
- Make sure all faculty get an Advising Handbook
- Have a “Meet Your Advisor” week as an assigned week in the semester to make an appointment with your advisor
- Have a social get together for students and faculty advisor some time during the year, maybe first week of classes
- Assign faculty advisors to students by concentration (major) areas
- Make sure faculty receive copies of newsletters sent to students with pertinent information, include student and faculty profiles in the newsletters.
Recommendations from Faculty to Students:
- “Be not afraid of your advisor”
- Peer Mentors to act as liaisons between faculty advisors and new students
- Teach students how to write an email to their advisors or telephone them
- Use multiple approaches to contact your advisors; if the person does not return email, telephone or go to office hours.
- Provide training for First-Year students during the transfer from a Student Services advisor (professional advisor) to faculty advisor.