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Self-Authorship Theory: Using Challenge and Support to Inform One’s Advising Practice

July 6, 2017

Allison Quinn, University of St. Thomas


Challenge and support: though a popular expression in the field of student affairs and especially in the functional area of academic advising, without a formal tie to student development theories these three words lack the substance to truly transform one’s academic advising practice. Therefore, this article serves as a reflective piece outlining how challenge and support can play a meaningful role in informal and formal advising settings. I …

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