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Academic Advising Is Not a Profession: Who Knew?

March 17, 2015

Introduction

The catalyst for this research project occurred when a group of advisers at the University of Utah campus questioned the status of academic advising as a career. Initially, they were curious why many individuals who became academic advisers viewed the job as a stepping-stone to something else. To understand why individuals viewed the career this way and to assess changing viewpoints, the group investigated what an occupation or a profession is and how one …

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