Advising First-Year Students Community

The Advising First Year Students community discusses the challenges and strategies associated with advising first-year students as they make the transition from being high school graduates to successful college students.  We will strive to build both web resources and to support your work as advisors of first-year students through future conference activities. Please contact the chair if you would like to become involved in any of these initiatives.

Join Us

June 5th at Noon EDT - Book Discussion

Recommended reading for academic advisors: “The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students” by Anthony Abraham Jack. In the book, the author describes the struggles of low-income students at an elite university and provides advice on how to change campus cultures and university policies to help reduce the disadvantages so many students face. To participate in a book discussion, email Laura Flynn ( You will be invited to a Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, June 5 at noon EDT.

Steering Committee

The 2017-18 Steering Committee members for the community are:

Brenda Jack, Johnson and Wales University           
Katie Reese,  Arizona State University                   
Keith Schweizer, Temple University                              
Michael Stokes, University of Miami (FL)                     
Amanda Tuscan, Fairmont State     

Advising First-Year Students Community  - Minutes November 17, 2017 Steering Committee Meeting via Zoom