Professional Development for Academic Advisers
Are you satisfied with the training resources available to you as an academic adviser? How did you “learn the ropes,” and how do you remain effective? Does your unit or campus offer formal instruction for new advisers; do you attend webinars, conferences, or workshops that review or introduce innovative strategies that support your advising practice; do you and your colleagues take part in research initiatives, informally compare notes, or read and discuss advising literature? Can you suggest improvements or ways in which academic advisers can become and remain proficient in the field?
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