Category Archives: Advising concepts

Videoconference slides & recording

On Friday, 31 January 2014 at 10 a.m. PST, I hosted a free one-hour webinar on academic advising.  The session addressed three main topics:  fundamental advising concepts, academic advising research and resources from NACADA.  The slides are available via Google Drive here; you do not need a Google log-in to access the slides.  Additionally, I …

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Disability 101: A Guide for Faculty Advisors

Colleagues, please check out the attached document from the Advising Students with Disabilities commission; it offers a lot of good information about working with students with various kinds of disabilities.  My thanks to Rebecca Cofer, chair of the ASD commission, for putting it together. Disability 101 commissionfinal

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Competency-based transcripts

Greetings, colleagues. . . Competency-based education has been around for decades; the idea that we should specify learning outcomes for class meetings, courses and programs has become part of our mental model in higher education, particularly when it comes to assessment.  But, Northern Arizona University has taken the idea one step further in the development …

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Teaching and students: with them or for them?

Commission member Kristan Venegas of the University of Southern California sent me a link to an interesting article from the Teaching Professor blog.  Authored by Maryellen Weimer, the article is titled “Learning with Students vs. Doing for Students.”  In it, Professor Weimer is commenting on a quote she heard from a colleague:  ““I see myself …

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Only Four Jobs in the World

Greetings, colleagues. . . A few days ago, I ran across this entry via my LinkedIn account: In the accompanying post, Mr. Adler wrote: Everything starts with an idea. This is the first of the four jobs – the Thinkers.  Builders convert these ideas into reality. This the second job. Improvers make this reality better. This is the third …

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Ten Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day

Greetings, colleagues. . . While checking out LInkedIn this morning, I ran across “10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day” by Jeff Haden; the article is posted at Inc.com.  Here are the first five of the ten things Mr. Haden identified: Here’s what I’m thinking. I was wrong. That was awesome. You’re welcome. Can you …

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Interesting article

Greetings, colleagues. . . Through my LinkedIn account, I came across an article titled “Academic Customer Service Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word” by Christine Nowik; you should be able to access the article via this link. The idea of bringing ideas from the business world into higher education is always a controversial proposition.  In many …

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