Developing your personal advising philosophy

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DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL
ADVISING PHILOSOPHY
H E AT H E R A M M O N S – T I F FA N Y L A B O N
NACADA 2014 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
OUTLINE
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Philosophy
Why?
What guides it?
What can be included?
So what do we do now?
WHAT IS IT?
• How would you define it?
• What you believe and why?
• Putting your stake in the ground
• Arguments for
• Literature:
“positive, self-motivating statement of what academic advising means
to an advisor. It describes the theories an advisor uses as a foundation
for her advising practice…it explains why she is an advisor, guides her
day-to-day decisions, helps shape her professional goals and
objectives, and provides a solid base for her advising practice.”
(Frietag, 2011, p. 1)
WHY?
• Gives structure to interactions with students (How would
you/should you react?)
• Clarity
• Opportunity to evaluate where you are and where you want
to be
• Get back to the heart of why you are an advisor
• Establish goals
• Provides meaning
WHAT GUIDES IT?
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CAS standards
NACADA Concept of Academic Advising
NACADA Core Values
Theory/Style/Approaches
Beliefs
Values
CAS STANDARDS
• The CAS standards serve as the launchpad/foundation for
integrating its components into academic advising
programs.
• The CAS standards can be used on an individual basis to
uphold the ethical standards, professional practices,
and execution of student outcomes that we strive to
achieve on a daily basis.
NACADA CONCEPT OF ACADEMIC
ADVISING
NACADA CORE VALUES
THEORY/STYLE/APPROACHES
• Advising
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Developmental
Prescriptive
Appreciative
Intrusive
Praxis
Coaching/Learning/Teaching
• Student Development
• Counseling
• Other fields
• Anthropology
• Sociology
• Psychology
BELIEFS
• Higher Education
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Purpose of advising
Value of higher education
Your role in a student’s development
What should you and your office accomplish
• Religious
• Personal
VALUES
• What matters to you?
• What values influence your role as an advisor?
Family
Education
Religion
Cultural
Discovery
Integrity
Respect
Generosity
Mentoring
WHAT CAN BE INCLUDED?
• Possibilities:
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Professional and educational goals
What you do
What you think the purpose of advising is
Theory that guides you
Beliefs
Topics that interest you
Best skills/competencies
Why are you doing this?
How do you make a difference?
Research interests
Where you want to improve
• What would you include?
GREAT THING ABOUT IT…
SO WHAT DO WE DO NOW?
• We write it down!
• Word jot: What words/phrases/concepts HAVE to be included?
• How do you define advising?
• What informs this?
• What excites you about academic advising?
• Why are you an advisor?
• Goals
• Educational
• Professional
• How else can you start the process?
REFERENCES
• Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (2011). Academic
Advising Programs in CAS professional standards for higher education.
• Frietag, D. Creating a Personal Philosophy of Academic Advising. Retrieved from
the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources Web site:
http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Clearinghouse/AdvisingIssues/create-philosophy.htm
• NACADA. (2005). NACADA statement of core values of academic advising.
Retrieved from the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources Web
site: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Clearinghouse/AdvisingIssues/Core-Values.htm
• National Academic Advising Association. (2006). NACADA concept of academic
advising. Retrieved
fromhttp://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Clearinghouse/AdvisingIssues/ConceptAdvising.htm
• White, E. R. (2006).Using CAS Standards for Self-Assessment and
Improvement. Retrieved from the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising
Resources Web
site: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Clearinghouse/AdvisingIssues/CAS.htm
NEED US? FIND US….
• Heather Ammons
• Tiffany Labon
• [email protected][email protected]
• 205-348-4537
• @ammonsheather
• 205-348-4537
• @DrLabon

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