Training Academic Advisors Conceptual Relational Informational Issues - WEBINAR-FR

Event Date(s):
June 17, 2014
Time(s):
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Category:
Fredericton
Location:
Fredericton

Event Details:

Training has been rated as one of the least effective components of campus advising programs. Training for staff advisors was found to be lacking in both conceptual understanding and relational skills. Brown (2008) found that most faculty advisors believed that they had inadequate training and preparation before beginning to advise.

Effective academic advising is dependent on three critical components:
1) comprehensive pre-service and ongoing in-service advisor development;
2) assessment of the advising program and individual advisors; and
3) recognition and reward for exemplary performance.

Training is the initial component in this process. Without setting expectations and offering skills training, there are no benchmarks for assessment. And, without assessment there are no guideposts for improving. All advisor development programs have common elements and are applicable to faculty, staff advisors, and counselors.

• All eSymposium webinars will be in Singer Hall, Room 445 starting at 9:30 a.m.
• Each session is approx 2 hours, which includes time for discussion at the end of the webinar. The June 4th webinar is 30 minutes longer than the others.

Building: Singer Hall

Room Number: 445

Contact:

Neil Cole
7603
ncole@unb.ca