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2014 June 37:2

We must put a student experience in place at every institution that demonstrates the value of higher education. Institutions around the globe are researching best practices for student success, retention, and completion… How will advisors lead effective change to enhance the role of advising, meet student enrollment goals, and help students realize their educational and career goals?

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What captivates me today is imagining the exciting and integral role that academic advising will play within colleges and universities in the not-so-distant future. What will higher education be like in the next generation?

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Could we not, if we really wanted to, "reinvent" college? Could we create a completely new model that more efficiently deployed the resources presently allocated to what students really need and want?

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Conversational advising is an advising pedagogy in which the advisor foregoes an authoritative position, and, by doing so, actively creates a learning space where knowledge about each student and his or her unique academic and career plan can be discovered through conversation.

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For some probation students, lack of motivation is a primary factor in their poor academic performance.  In turn, their poor academic performance has further decreased their motivation, launching a negative reinforcing cycle.  What can academic advisors do to help?

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This article is meant to inform readers about national education equity, laws, and proposed legislation pertaining to undocumented students, as well as provide insight into some of the experiences of this population.

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A college administrator discusses the skills that are essential to success in higher education.

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Just because we have become expects at what we do, we shouldn’t lose the energy and excitement we felt when we began!

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My experience at the NACADA Summer Institute is easily one of the most profoundly insightful professional development opportunities I’ve ever had… The Institute brings together advisors and administrators from all over the country and around the world, from institutions large and small.

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Beginning college can be a daunting task for most people… And yet, it is during all the chaos that the vision and mission of the academic advisor becomes clear…

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Complete editions of AAT are provided to facilitate one-touch print capability, but readers are encouraged to view the individual articles to utilize the site's enhanced search and "related articles" features.

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