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Presentation Proposal - NACADA Annual Conference
Presentation Info and Handouts
  Code=387
Conference Year: 2021
Session #: 071(LEC)
Title: Pre-Enrollment and Momentum Strategies for Advising - Purposeful Choice From the Start
Lead Presenter: Rob Freidhoff
Date: October 07, 2021    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: Jr. Ballroom C, DECC
Abstract: Appreciative Advising practices and purposeful choice empowers students to make early, informed choices about majors and programs, and in doing so, increases their persistence to graduation. With an unheard-of 7.5 percentage gain in first-year retention in just two years, this presentation will discuss creating a seamless onboarding process with specific steps to identify students, their concerns, and guide them in making informed and purposeful major and career path choices. This new practice conducted during the pandemic increased advising efficiencies and was awarded the Regents' Momentum Year Award for Excellence in Advising and Student Success.

We will also discuss the critical components that led to the significant increase and how these strategies can be applied at your institution. Additionally, examples of the student, professional advisors, and other campus support department experiences will be shared.
Handouts
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C387-H01.pdf --- Two-page overview of the Appreciative Advising framework C387-H02.pdf --- VSU Focus Area Flyer C387-H03.pdf --- PDF copy of presentation slides
 
C387-H04.pdf --- Example of Student Summary Report from MyMajors and Pre-Enrollment Survey
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