Recorded on: July 29, 2015 (75-90 minutes)
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In times of shrinking resources and greater accountability in higher education, it is imperative that proponents of advising justify the claim that advising makes a difference in the lives of students. This session will introduce the processes involved in the assessment of academic advising. It will include rationale for assessment and definitions of assessment terminology. In addition, a five-stage model for assessment will be discussed. The model includes:
Tom Grites has served as Director of Academic Advising, Interim Director of Teacher Education, Interim Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and currently as Assistant Provost for Academic Support in his 35-plus years at Stockton. He currently has responsibilities for academic Orientation programming, First-Year Experience efforts, transfer student initiatives, liaison with the Division of Student Affairs, and various other projects. He also teaches regularly - a seminar course for new transfer students.
He was one of the founding members of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and served as its President for two terms. He currently serves as a Senior Editor of the NACADA Journal and regularly provides other services to NACADA.
Dr. Grites has written over 60 journal articles, book chapters, and professional reports; he has delivered more than 120 conference presentations; and he has conducted faculty development workshops and academic advising program reviews on over 100 campuses. He has served on the Absecon Board of Education for over 30 years.
Tom earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Illinois State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Both institutions have awarded him their distinguished Alumni Awards, and he was inducted into the College of Education Hall of Fame at Illinois State in October 2007. Tom was recognized with a Transfer Champion award at the 2015 conference of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students.
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