First formulated by Robert Glennan in the mid-1970s, the concept of Intrusive (sometimes referred to as Proactive) Academic Advising has been found to have a positive impact on student success. Intrusive academic advising means that colleges and universities—through instructional faculty, academic advisors, counselors, and others—take the initiative to reach out to students to offer advice, support, and assistance, rather than waiting for students to seek help. For example, intrusive academic advising expects that advisors will schedule meetings with their advisees at critical junctures, especially during the first year of enrollment, following receipt of notifications of academic difficulty, planning academic programs, and changing majors.
Intrusive academic advising does not mean “hand holding” or the return of in loco parentis. Rather, it suggests that faculty, counselors, academic advisors and others demonstrate an active concern for students‘ academic progress and a concomitant willingness to assist students to understand and utilize programs and services that can increase the likelihood for their success. Intrusive academic advising programs and advisors understand that many students, especially those who may be at greater risk for dropping out, often do not seek assistance in time for the assistance to have a positive impact on their progress. This webinar will look at the principles, philosophy, effects, best practices, and successful implementation of Intrusive Academic Advising.
- Learn the principles and philosophy of intrusive academic advising
- Review how and why intrusive academic advising impacts student achievement, persistence, and success
- Discuss how to implement intrusive academic advising programs and interventions
- Discover professional development opportunities for intrusive academic advising programs and advisors
- Learn best practices in intrusive academic advising
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Student Services/Affairs Administrators & Staff
- Academic Advising Administrators & Staff
- University 101 & First Year Experience Directors & Staff
- Student Retention Specialist and/or Committee
- Anyone interested in improving student retention and engagement