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“The potential of academic advising resides in understanding that academic advising is the only structured activity on the campus in which all students have the opportunity for on-going, one-to-one interaction with a concerned representative of the institution.”
~ Wes Habley
This session focuses on critical conceptual components and organizational imperatives for a successful advising program. Concepts include advising mission, definition of advising, the relationship between advising and teaching, the relationship between advising and career/life planning, and the relationship between advising and student persistence. Organizational elements include the centrality of advising, campus collaboration and cooperation, active outreach to students, and the importance of training, assessment, and recognition.
gain a deeper understanding of the pivotal role that academic advising plays in student success
gain a broader understanding of the impact advising has on institutional effectiveness
be challenged to reflect on a definition of advising that contributes to the institutional mission
be exposed to basic concepts which will be explored in depth in additional sessions of the symposium series
be introduced to a framework for action planning to improve advising
Who should attend?
Key administrators in academic affairs and student affairs, enrollment management personnel, advising directors/coordinators, members of campus task force responsible for enhancements in academic advising
Who is the Speaker?
Dr. Wesley R. Habley is a Principal Associate and Coordinator of ACT’s Office of State Organizations. He received his BS in music education and M.Ed. in student personnel from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, and his Ed.D. from Illinois State University in educational administration. Prior to joining ACT, Habley directed advising programs at Illinois State University and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Habley is co-editor of both the first (2000) and the second (2008) editions of Academic Advising: a comprehensive handbook and the author of monographs on four of ACT’s National Surveys of Academic Advising. Habley’s more recent publications include two chapters in Fostering Student Success in the College Community and What Works in Student Retention? a series of four research reports on college retention practices. He contributed chapters to Developmental Academic Advising, Foundations: a college reader, and Faculty Advising Examined as well as numerous journal articles and chapters in monographs published by Jossey-Bass, the Center for the First Year Experience, and NACADA.
Habley is a charter member of NACADA and has served the association in numerous roles including president and treasurer. He originated the NACADA Summer Institute on Academic Advising in 1987 and in 2006 the NACADA Summer Institute Scholarship was named in his honor. He is also the recipient of NACADA’s awards for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Academic Advising and Service to NACADA.
Habley has served as a consultant/speaker/workshop leader at more than 130 colleges in the U.S., the Middle East, and Canada.
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