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Presentation Proposal - NACADA Annual Conference
Presentation Info and Handouts
Conference Year: 2020
Session #: D053(LEC)
Title: Mapping Out the Processes of Academic Advising: Towards a Substantive Theory
Lead Presenter: Craig McGill
Date: On-Demand
Room: On Demand
Abstract: Despite much scholarly deliberation, academic advising and its role in higher education remains largely misunderstood by university stakeholders, faculty and staff, students, and academic advisors. Many hold the simplistic view that academic advising is merely transmitting information to students for the sake of their timely graduation, a perception that limits what academic advising can do for student learning, growth, and development. This presentation will discuss the findings from a grounded theory study of NACADA leaders aiming to articulate the academic advising process. Analysis of interview and documents data revealed within the advising context, students connect with caring institutional representatives, learn and develop, make meaning of educational and co-curricular experiences, and engage in informed decision-making. Synthesizing these experiences forms a basis for students to develop their academic identity.
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