Increasing demands, decreasing resources: how to leverage student leaders to accomplish advising goals

Presenters: Nicole Turner & Dana Tempel

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NCSA 1122
3:25 – 4:15 p.m.

Description: What do your advisees do when they have an immediate need? Have your students requested advising appointments in the evenings or over the weekend? Utilizing student leaders as peer advisors can serve many functions for academic advisors, including prescriptive advising and academic success coaching, and also provides an opportunity for mentorship among students. The College of Engineering CARE (Center for Academic Resources in Engineering) and the College of Business Peer Advisors both heavily rely on student leaders to holistically support undergraduate students in their respective colleges. This session will cover opportunities for leveraging student leaders to help your unit meet its respective advising goals and each attendee will leave with a plan in mind!

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand how student leaders can serve as a resource in meeting various advising needs 2. Identify specific and relevant opportunities to utilize student leaders in own unit 3. Develop a plan of how to initiate a program in own unit.