Dr. Bloom served as the 2007-08 President of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). She received the NACADA Outstanding Advising Administrator Award in 2005 and University of Illinois' Campus Academic Professional Excellence Award in 2007.
Dr. Bloom has co-authored two books. The first book, Career Aspirations & Expeditions: Advancing Your Career in Higher Education Administration, was released in 2003 and co-authored by Nancy Archer-Martin. The second book, The Appreciative Advising Revolution, was released earlier in September 2008 and is co-authored by Bryant Hutson and Ye He. Her research interests include appreciative advising, academic advising, career paths in higher education administration, leadership, and change management.
Claire Robinson has coordinated the effort at the University of South Carolina to offer individual academic coaching on campus. Working with graduate students who serve as ACE Coaches, she has built partnerships across campus to increase the intentionality of each coaching session. Using the Appreciative Advising framework, Claire has presented at several institutions and conferences on the coaching approach, as well has working to get the ACE program CRLA level three certified. Claire also teaches two sections of a freshmen seminar course, including a general section and an academic recovery section working with students on probation. Currently she is the Assistant Director of Academic Success Initiatives, working with the Academic Centers for Excellence (ACE).
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