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Recruiting , Training, and Retaining Advisors. Stacy L. Jones, Ed. D. The University of Alabama. Recruiting. Identify Faculty or Staff: Student Recommendation Current Advisor Recommendations Campus Media Outlets - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Recruiting , Training, and Retaining AdvisorsStacy L. Jones, Ed. D.The University of AlabamaRecruiting

Identify Faculty or Staff:Student RecommendationCurrent Advisor RecommendationsCampus Media OutletsContact Office that Registers/Recognize Student Organizations for RecommendationsContact College or Department related to Specific Discipline or Focus of Honorary

RecruitingHighlight the Value of Service:Extrinsic RewardsPublic recognitionNetworking opportunitiesProfessional developmentTenureOthers?

RecruitingIndentifying Rewards:Intrinsic RewardsOrganizations successIndividual student successPersonal growth and fulfillmentOthers?

trainingDefine role of advisor:Mentor - serve as resource, sounding boardTeam Builder turn students with individual goals and expectations into a teamConflict Mediator remind students of common goals and what is in the best interest of the organizationReflective Agent help students identify their strengths and weaknessesEducator model behavior, guide students in reflection, and answer questions

trainingMotivator encourage and recognize accomplishments.Policy Interpreter guide students through policies, procedures, and rules.

trainingClearly Define Role:Use job description that you created for recruitingHelp advisor identify skills or knowledge that they have that they can use in these rolesEncourage the advisor to make the role their own

trainingDefine Policies and Procedures:National organizations policies and proceduresInstitutional policies and proceduresLegal concerns

trainingAdvisior Training using Case StudiesDirections: You can use the following progressive case study with groups of advisors. Distribute the initial case to the participants and allow them time to complete the first two questions. When the questions are completed, take ten to fifteen minutes to discuss participants answers. and so on

Retaining

GRAPE Theory of MotivationGrowth advisors will experience growth through opportunities for personal development.Recognition advisors may be recognized in a variety of ways such as personalized emails, letters to their supervisors, formal recognition ceremony, etc.

RetainingAchievement advisor could experience achievement through assisting students with goal setting, opportunities to scholarly activities provided by your organization.Participation advisors will play a integral part in evaluating the effectiveness of the organization both internally and externally. They will also benefit from ongoing training opportunities.

RetainingEnjoyment advisors will enjoy being a part of an organization that enhances their life and that rewards them both intrinsically and extrinsically.

ReferencesACPA Commission for Student Involvement. Advisor Manual.Dunkel, N. W., & Schuh, J. H. (1998). Advising student groups and organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publisher.Pearson, F., & Bownan, R.L. (2000) The faculty role: Implications for collaboration with student affairs. College Student Affairs Journal: Spring 2000: 18.2, 29-40.

ContactStacy L. Jones, Ed. D.Director of Student DevelopmentOffice of the Dean of StudentsThe University of Alabamasjones@sa.ua.edu(205) 348-DEAN

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