Advising students seems to be a process that needs to be consistently evaluated to ensure students are getting the appropriate guidance and coaching about their college choices. Recently I learned about a company that created an advising model called Appreciative Advising. I thought it was worth sharing with our readers. Contact Jenny Bloom and learn more about the Appreciative Advising team.
The Six Phases of Appreciative Advising
Disarm: Make a positive first impression with the student, build rapport, and create a safe, welcoming space.
Discover: Ask positive open-ended questions that help advisers learn about students' strengths, skills, and abilities.
Dream: Inquire about students' hopes and dreams for their futures.
Design: Co-create a plan for making their dreams a reality.
The student delivers on the plan created during the Design phase and
the adviser is available to encourage and support students.
Don't Settle: Advisers and students alike need to set their own internal bars of expectations high
SmarterSurveys has built in the capacity to send emails to students with a direct access link to their end of course evaluations. To save time, create email templates and reuse them for each semester. To learn more about this and other features of SmarterSurveys visit our tutorials page - http://www.smartersurveys.com/default/index.cfm/client-resources/support-documents/.
Academic dishonesty, testing integrity, proctoring, technological identification verification devices, now that's mouthful! What IS all the fuss about?
Did you know that we offer Basic LTI for integration with you LMS and SIS? Both SmarterMeasure and SmarterSurveys offer integrations options. For more information, check out the links below.
Our President, Dr. Mac Adkins, was invited by Russell Poulin of WCET to do a guest blog post today. Hop on over to their site and learn why "Experience Matters"!
WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) is an organization that accelerates the
adoption of effective practices and policies, advancing excellence in
technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education. We have been affiliated with the group for several years and appreciate their organization and what it offers for higher education. They are a wonderful resource to learn about trends in higher ed, state regulatory issues concerning education, and have many common interest groups. Currently over 260 school or companies are members. To learn more about membership click here.