Academic Advising Graduate Programs
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This program is designed to prepare academic advising professionals to work more effectively with postsecondary students in their academic and career planning. The degree is intended for practicing advisors and administrators desiring more formal education relating to academic advising, for faculty seeking advising knowledge beyond their discipline, and for students anticipating academic advising roles. The degree program is 30 hours and all courses are offered online. The program was developed in collaboration with NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA).
- Know and apply advising strategies to institutional advising programs and individual advising
- Assess psychosocial factors that impact student learning
- Design interventions to assist students in overcoming learning barriers and enhancing learning approaches to improve their academic performance
- Know and apply student development theories to academic advising
- Know and apply theories of career development and related constructs to assist students with their academic and career planning
- Understand the influence of multicultural factors on the advising relationship and the content of advising with students
- Understand the needs and characteristics of specific groups of students (e.g., students with learning disabilities, student athletes, adult students, exploratory students) and apply this to academic advising
- Know and demonstrate skills and strategies needed to enhance communication and relationship building in advising
- Apply strategies for assessing academic advising programs and services
- Develop and implement advisor training programs
- Evaluate the performance of academic advisors
This Ph.D. program is cohort-based and prepares professionals for leadership roles in research and teaching focused on academic advising in higher education, with an emphasis on the contributions of diversity, theory, practice and research of professional advising.
Careers and Additional Program Information
- For more information about the academic advising profession, visit the NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising website. NACADA also provides a list of academic advising openings by region.
- Academic Advising Program Website
- Assessment Alignment Matrix (PDF)
- Student Retention Policy (PDF)
For more information about Academic Advising graduate programs, call 785-532-5541 or email email@example.com