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Empowerment through Advising: Academic Advising in Individualized Major Programs

July 2, 2014

Individualized Major Programs (IMPs) offer a distinctively personal learning environment for undergraduate students, in which they develop their own curricula and forge new pathways of learning often structured by intensely “high touch” interactions with the faculty and staff of such programs. Among the many areas of IMPs that have been under-theorized is the relationship between the student and academic adviser. While diverse in structure and intent, all IMPs share the philosophical characteristic of empowering students …

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