Empowering At-Risk Probationary Students using Appreciative Advising Inside and Outside the Classroom

 
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Empowering At-Risk Probationary Students using Appreciative Advising
Inside and Outside the Classroom

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“The six phases of Appreciative Advising can be easily adapted in curricular and co-curricular settings to help increase
the retention rates for students on probation.”

~  Webinar presenters
Overview

Institutions across the country have struggled to create initiatives that lead to increased retention rates for students on probation. This webinar will focus on two initiatives at the University of South Carolina – one focused on individually advising students and the other a special section of University 101 - that focus on empowering students to achieve good standing. The first is a programmatic initiative focused on helping students on probation and/or financial aid probation to devise and implement an academic plan for success. The Academic Centers for Excellence (ACE) employ graduate students to serve as academic coaches for students experiencing academic difficulty. We will explain how ACE coaches translate the Appreciative Advising theory to practice. In addition, you will learn how a special section of University 101 was created for students who had failed University 101 the previous semester and/or students who were on academic probation. Learn how the six phases of Appreciative Advising were infused throughout the curriculum and intentionally embedded into the design of the course.

Objectives
Participants will:
  1. Understand the theoretical infrastructure behind Appreciative Advising, including the six phases of Appreciative Advising: Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, and Don't Settle.
  2. Learn how to infuse the six phases of Appreciative Advising into one-on-one meetings with students on probation as well as in a University 101 setting.
  3. Receive suggestions about how to start either or both of these Appreciative Advising-inspired at their own campuses.
Who should attend?
Academic advisors, advising administrators, student affairs professionals, Vice-Presidents of Student Affairs, student affairs leaders, University 101 instructors, University 101 coordinators, retention coordinators, academic coaching professionals, etc.

Who are the speakers?
Jennifer L. Bloom is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Master’s degree program in the Higher Education & Student Affairs Program housed in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies at the University of South Carolina. Prior to her appointment at the University of South Carolina in August, 2007, she served as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs & the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995.

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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