Teachers College, Columbia University

Delivering Advising as Teaching in a Technology-Mediated Environment: Evidence from the Field

Date and Time: April 09, 2019 12:20 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
Location: Toronto, Canada
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre | 800 Level, Hall G

Though it is widely accepted that good postsecondary advising practice contributes to improved student retention and persistence, little is known about how those “good” practices are developed or, more importantly, how they are carried out in practice. Through describing a large-scale, multi-semester, study aimed at understanding how major advising reform occurs and impacts student success, this presentation illustrated how developmental—or advising as teaching (AaT)—practices are successfully designed and executed in an era of declining enrollments, restricted funding, and large advising caseloads. Utilizing data from 200 interviews from advisors and students over two semesters at three institutions, the authors described how AaT, when implemented methodically, facilitates knowledge, skills, and cognitive development among vulnerable, high-need students.


Senior Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Lauren Pellegrino
Senior Research Associate

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