Role of Advising in a Living/Learning Community
Many universities offer students the opportunity to reside in special on-campus living options with other students who share the same interests and goals. By participating in group activities and programs, these students form friendships and networks and learn more about their areas of interest. Do you think academic advisers can/should be involved in these kinds of living/learning communities and play a role in coordinating or developing programs for them? Would such a role serve to help advisers engage students in discussions about rich academic experiences, or is the living/learning model more appropriately a housing or student services niche?
What is your opinion?