We Are All Academic Advising

Wanted to re-blog this for the benefit of my new caseload of advisees

Major Discoveries

Hi everyone,

I’m your academic advisor (duh?!). Yes, we put a hold on your registration to make you come talk with me about scheduling your classes. And yes, you and I will talk about your course choices and how you can best plan your schedule, but REGISTRATION IS NOT ADVISING! I’m sorry for yelling, I’s just very important that you (and perhaps more importantly, others who read this) understand that academic advising is about so much more than simply registering for classes.

There are tons of definitions of academic advising, ranging from sentences long to book length philosophical and practical discussions of what we do (that’s right, advising students is as old as American institutions of higher education and formal scholarly research on academic advising has conducted and published for decades http://tiny.cc/5xcclw). I’m not going to bore you with any of that, because the thing that supersedes all of…

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About Art

I'm the Director of Academic Advising at Quincy College. I'm hoping this can be a place to express the occasional thought that may mean something to someone. . .we'll see. I'm also a musician--I play the string bass in primarily the jazz and classical idioms (though I love many kinds of music and have played everything from folk and bluegrass to new wave and hard rock). And, as an Italian-American, I love good food and good wine. . .basically,don't be surprised by posts on any of the topics mentioned above ;)
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