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May 7, 2014

SCUP Webinar
Campus Landscaping: Impact on Recruitment and Retention

May 20, 2014 | Winston-Salem State University | Winston-Salem, NC

SCUP 2014 Southern Symposium
Executing Campus Master Plans in Times of Shrinking Resources

May 23, 2014 | University of Calgary | Calgary, Alberta, (Canada)

SCUP 2014 Pacific Symposium
Higher Education Innovation in Challenging Times—An Integrated Approach

June 13, 2014 | George Mason University | Fairfax, VA
SCUP 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium
Learning Spaces Workshop – Mason’s New Exploratory Hall Learning Spaces

July 12–16, 2014 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, PA

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Professional Academic Advisors—Administrative Bloat or Essential for Completion/Retention?

Who Advises Best, Pros or Profs” is SCUP–49 plenary speaker Jeff Selingo’s take in The New York Times on the role of academic advisors in completion and retention.

When it comes to helping students be engaged, to give them advice about what they need to do outside the classroom, faculty are not always the best,” said Charlie L. Nutt, executive director of the National Academic Advising Association, which represents professional advisers. 

“It’s not because they don’t care, but because they are hired to teach a specific set of courses. So they end up advising like they were advised in college: They give students a schedule and send them on their way.”

“Our hope is that students see us as more than just clerical workers,” said Irina Veramidis, a professional adviser at Temple. “We’re always here and we’re less intimidating than faculty, who are inaccessible to a certain extent.”

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Tags: Advising, Completion, Leadership, Retention

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