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  • NACADA 2014 National Conference October 11, 2014 Dr. Jody Owen Director, First-Year Advising Center and University Academic Advising Ms. Meghan Peterson Student Services Coordinator, College of Nursing
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  • One Year from Now: Imagine that your campus newspaper is publishing an article about advising at your institution. In an ideal world, what would that article say? Write two or three highlights from that article.
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  • Introduce participants to the development and adoption of a new advising model Discuss the application of proactive and appreciative advising strategies at SDSU Provide participants with methods to change the advising culture on their campuses
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  • Four-year, public, land-grant institution Founded in 1881 10,220 undergraduate students (FTE) in fall 2013 2,137 first-time, full-time students in fall 2013 Offer 73 undergraduate majors, 32 masters degree programs, 15 Ph.D. programs, and 2 professional doctorates Carnegie Foundation ranking: research university, high research activity Division I athletic programs Located in Brookings, SD, population 22,591
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  • Previous model: Primarily faculty advisors with some professional advisors What was working? What wasnt working?
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  • Student success task force: 2009-2010 Identify effective practices Inventory SDSU initiatives Develop a comprehensive model Implementation teams formed: 2010-2011 Implementation: 2011-2012
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  • Common Read Early Alert First Year Advising Center First Year Seminar Individual Learning Plans/Mentoring Learning Communities/Block Scheduling Living/Learning Communities Meet State New Student Orientation Readmit Success Plan Summer Bridge Supplemental Instruction
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  • Modeled after the existing professional advisor structure Full-time professional advisors for first-year students Holistic approach to advising: academic, career, and personal goals Advisors are specialists rather than generalists
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  • Proactive Advising Early Alert College Student Inventory Appreciative Advising Introduction at SDSU Implementation Plan
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  • Advisee Satisfaction Survey SP11 SP12: Student satisfaction increased in 23 of 24 areas SP11 SP14: Student satisfaction increased in all 24 areas; increased by double digits in 13 of 24 areas Institution retention rate Increased by 3.5% within three years of implementing Student Success Model
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  • John Kotters Eight Stages of Change 1. Create a sense of urgency 2. Put together a strong team 3. Create an appropriate vision 4. Communicate vision broadly 5. Empower employees to act 6. Produce sufficient short-term results 7. Build momentum use it to tackle tougher change problems 8. Anchor new behavior in organizational culture
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  • Review your newspaper article highlights from the start of this presentation. Which players on your campus could help you implement the change you are seeking?
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  • Jody Owen 605-688-4155 Meghan Peterson 605-688-4089


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