Strategy 1-3

Actively promote a campus environment that values student advising and counseling.
• Beginning in 2010, provide training to faculty and staff advisors on current advising techniques, and best practices
• During 2010, dedicate funds to establish a Student Success Center to house all student support services
• During 2011, hire additional Advisors/Intervention Specialists to improve student advising, and to decrease student to advisor ratios for undeclared majors
• During 2011, dedicate additional resources to Career Services to provide students with quality counseling geared toward educational and career planning

1 Response to “Strategy 1-3”


  • Actively promote a campus environment that values student advising and counseling.

    >> Yes! A qualitative understanding of the educational, advising and career pathways and processes is critical to developing students who are engaged, lifelong learners that will embrace the core values of higher education. This is a time for building strong foundations that will serve our students throughout their lives. Not only will they succeed in their academic and professional lives, they will tend to become more engaged alumni and long-term advocates for our college and higher education.

    >> Will departments, committees or personnel who are primarily responsible for these goals be identified in the Strategic Plan? Will more specific time lines, goals & status reporting be included, or will those be available in other documents?

    >> I think it vital that students, faculty and staff are kept informed about these programs so they are familiar with their purpose and value. Consistent, on-campus engagement using campus media, occasional classroom presentations, and online informational resources should be employed to keep campus aware of these programs.

    >> Most of the objectives speak to training faculty & staff, or adjusting the advising methodology; what are we doing to better engage students in the advising process? Are there any current courses that will familiarize students with the advising process and reinforce its value? Who can students turn to if they are not getting what they want out of their advisor?

    • Beginning in 2010, provide training to faculty and staff advisors on current advising techniques, and best practices

    >> Will this training be mandatory? Will it be supported by active resources that faculty and staff can access on a permanent basis?

    >> Will there be training or information that non-advising staff members will have access to, should they need to help point students in the right direction? A “campus environment” should include all campus members on some level, not just faculty and dedicated advising staff. Some of us actually run clubs and interact with students on a regular basis and would likely find this information helpful when dealing with students who ask us for guidance.

    • During 2010, dedicate funds to establish a Student Success Center to house all student support services

    >> I like the idea, but am not sure exactly what it is, or what it will be responsible for. Is this the Grizzly testing center, a student life program, or something else?

    • During 2011, hire additional Advisors/Intervention Specialists to improve student advising, and to decrease student to advisor ratios for undeclared majors

    >> Agreed.

    • During 2011, dedicate additional resources to Career Services to provide students with quality counseling geared toward educational and career planning

    >> Agreed.

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