The Group Advising Model

The foundation of most academic advising programs includes individual meetings with students; however, models across higher education are increasingly incorporating group advising sessions to conserve limited resources and ensure that critical information and tools reach larger populations of students when they need it. Group advising can offer advantages in terms of time, advising resources, and interactive learning potential but might also introduce concerns about missed opportunities to connect with students. Has your unit addressed the option of group advising sessions? Can such a practice enhance an academic advising program?

What is your opinion?

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    Liz Orbits

    We historically have served all students F2F but are talking about offering group advising. In the current climate of reduced funding/staffing, we need to begin looking at more innovative models that serve students. I would welcome any feedback from other CC’s who are using this model…..thanks!


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