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Chat Transcript for November 1, 2011 – Connecting Careers to Majors
Read this week’s transcript to find how how advisors help students travel the often non-linear path from undergraduate major to career field.
Chat Transcript for October 25, 2011 – Assessment for #AcAdv: What, How, and Why
Read this week’s transcript for lots of resources about assessment for advising. Chat participants discussed their current assessment projects, recommended tools, how to get started with assessment and more.
Chat Transcript for October 18, 2011 – Student Registration Preperation
Student registration is inevitably a very busy time. This week’s chat focused on tips, tricks and advice for managing this often stressful time of the advising calendar.
Chat Transcript for October 11, 2011 – Having Difficult Conversations
Breaking bad news is rarely easy. How can advising professionals best offer an open ear and help students reframe difficult situations to keep moving toward their goals? Check the linked transcript above to read what chat participants had to say.
Chat Transcript for September 27, 2011 – Making the Most of Your Conference Experience
Check out what chat participants had to say about professional conferences. Read advice on preparing for and making the most out of conference attendance. Full transcript linked above.
Chat Transcript for September 20, 2011 – Career Planning for Advising Professionals
How do advising professionals navigate their career path? Check the linked transcript above for discussion about career goals, support, making professional connections and more.
Chat Transcript for September 13, 2011 – How to Submit a Conference Proposal
Fall is the time of many professional conferences. Today’s chat participants gave their best advice on the process of generating and submitting conference presentation proposals. Tips, tools, collaboration and more. Check out the full transcript linked above.
Chat Transcript for September 6, 2011 – Back to School, Back to #AcAdv Chat
Miss our first get together of the fall? Take a moment and check out the transcript above. Welcome back, hope you had an amazing summer.
Chat Transcript for July 19, 2011 – The Academic Advising Interview
Chat Transcript for May 24, 2011 – Mentoring in Academic Advising
This week’s chat explored mentoring from both professional and student centered approaches. Check out the full transcript linked above to see what chat participants had to say about how they are involved in the mentoring process, aspects of student mentoring, and more.
Chat Transcript for May 17, 2011 – Group Advising Models
Back by popular request, this week’s chat topic focused on group advising. Chat participants talked about group and blended approaches to both summer orientation and transfer orientation programs. We also discussed how to keep students focused in group sessions, advising theories that shape group advising format, and more. Check out the full transcript above.
Chat Transcript for May 10, 2011 – Creating Effective Advising Presentations
Whether up on the platform or sitting in the audience, presentations are a regular fact of professional life. Effective presentations can be beneficial to both audience and presenter; attendees take away new ideas and presenters often get valuable commentary on their work. How can advisors make their presentations dynamic and engaging? This week’s chat particpants discussed techniques and tools they have found useful, as well as ideas on keeping your audience interested and what to do when something goes wrong. The full transcript is linked above for your reading enjoyment.
Chat Transcript for May 3, 2011 – Incorporating Advising Theory into Practice
Do you know student development theory? This week’s group came ready to talk about it and dig deep to share their challenges and successes. Read the full transcript linked above.
Chat Transcript for April 26, 2011 – Advising Millennial Students
Find the full transcript linked above. Chat participants this week shared their experiences in working with the most plugged in generation ever.
Chat Transcript for April 19, 2011 – Group Advising
Does your office or campus offer group advising sessions? This week’s topic of conversation asked chat participants to share how they approach advising student in groups. Beginning with a definition of group advising, moving through logistics, advising partnerships, best practices and more, participants offered up great ideas and plenty of food for thought. Find the full transcript linked above.
Chat Transcript for April 12, 2011 – Commununication Cues for Advisors
Thanks to all who could participate in this week’s chat and contribute to a lively conversation on communication cues. Communicating effectively and being perceptive about what students are telling us are key skills for academic advisors. Read through the full transcript linked above to find out what chat participants had to say about communicating clearly, non-verbal communication, cultural differences in communication styles, and more.
Chat Transcript for April 5, 2011 – Economic Downturn & Impacts on Students’ Academic Decisions
The past few years have not been financially easy for many Americans. While the average standard of living remains high, large numbers of the working have had to do with less than they did before the economic downturn. This week’s chat explored how financial hardship has impacted college students. Check out the full transcript linked above and read what chat participants had to say about how they discuss this delicate issue with their students, how the downturn has effected delivery of advising services, and more.
Chat Transcript for March 29, 2011 – Helping Students Choose Elective Courses
Conversations about elective courses happen daily at advising offices around the world. How do you explain the concept of ‘elective’ credit to students and what its purpose is? How do you help students choose electives that are meaningful for them? Check out the transcript linked above for another thoughtful discussion on a current advising topic.
Chat Transcript for March 8, 2011 – Advising Notes: Tips & Tricks
Keeping accurate records is a crucial part of any professional academic advising practice. This week’s topic focused on how chat participants are documenting advising conversations, the challenges they face with note taking systems and how they have learned to make the most of their documentation workflow. Check out the full transcript linked above. Chat topic resources are liked on our Delicious page as well.
Chat Transcript for March 2, 2011 – First Year Orientation Advising
What role does your office play in first year student orientation? This week’s chat covered content, format, and communication strategies for orientation programming. Participants shared their challenges and successes in welcoming students to campus, getting them enrolled in courses and helping ready them to start their first term in college. Many thanks to all who dropped by for another great chat.
Take a look at the transcript linked above, and check out all our chat link resources on the #AcAdv chat Delicious page.
Chat Transcript for February 21, 2011 – Undecided and Exploratory Student Issues
Many students enter college not fully set on their academic path. Even those who believe their direction is set often wind up changing plans. As advisors, we do our best to help these students and often work in concert with other higher ed professionals to help undergraduates discover the many options open to them.
This week’s chat began by exploring programming offered specifically to students still open to many possible academic directions. We then addressed how to help students explore their options, avoid the major = career mindset, and offered ideas to help keep students from feeling they are the only ones on campus who haven’t figured it all out.
Be sure to check out chat resource links at: http://www.delicious.com/acadvchat The full transcript is linked above.
Chat Transcript for February 15, 2011 – Managing the Helicopter Parents/Family
It’s understandable that parents often want to help their children as they transition from high school to college. The development of young adults is often hampered, though, when family members hover too closely to students trying to develop independence and resiliency.
This week’s chat began with discussing how participants define ‘helicopter’ parents/family. We then moved through how hyper-involved family members have impacted advising practice in both helpful and challenging ways, and wrapped up the discussion with examples of programming or resources designed specifically for parents/family members.
The full transcript is linked above. Chat resource links are in the transcript and available at the #AcAdv Chat Delicious page here:
Chat Transcript for February 8, 2011 – Social Media Strategies for Advisors
Do you use social media in your advising office? If you do, tell us about it. This week’s chat revealed that not many of the people who dropped by are employing social media for advising uses, yet. Most were still at the ‘curious’ stage, some had just started or were planning to start soon with social media. After establishing a working definition for social media tools, we talked about policy, buy-in, and what is important for social media strategy. The full transcript is linked above.
Beginning with this week’s chat, we have launched a social bookmarking feature (currently Delicious) for the chat. All links mentioned in the chat and others related to the topic can be found at:
Chat Transcript for February 1, 2011 – Early Alert and Retention Systems
This week’s chat provided some terrific ideas and resources for early warning systems. Regardless of office structure or institutional size, it’s a common theme for advisors to be passionate about helping the students they serve, and reaching out to those struggling. Early warning seeks to be as proactive as possible, not wanting students to get into such a deep hole that they can’t crawl back out. Chat participants discussed early warning / retention efforts on their campuses, resources available for students who need help, and ideas for effectively helping students who want to stay at their institutions. If you missed this great chat, or just want to review, the full chat transcript is linked above.
Chat Transcript for January 25, 2011 – Developmental Advising Strategies
This week’s topic took on developmental advising – the many ways to define it, when it works, when it’s a struggle, and what tips our chatters had to pass on. Check out the full transcript above, including links to helpful resources.
If you missed this week’s chat, be sure to pencil or type us into your calendar for next week. If you want to keep the conversation going about this, or any other advising related topic, share your thoughts on Twitter with the #acadv community.
Chat Transcript for January 18, 2011 – Advising Transfer Students
Many thanks to all who participated in this week’s chat. The discussion centered on transfer students and strategies for helping them flourish in new locations. We talked about orientation services for transfer students, common issues these students face, and resources for helping them out. There was a wide variety of experience and many great comments in the chat. Check out the full transcript linked above.
Chat Transcript for January 11, 2011 – Professional Development Plans for Advisors
We rang in the new year this past Tuesday with a great discussion about professional development. Thanks to all who dropped by and helped the chat get a great start in 2011. You know the drill, click the link above to read the full transcript. Enjoy.
Chat Transcript for December 7, 2010 – Advisor Caseload & Finding Balance
Many thanks to all who joined us once again as we keep the chat rolling toward the holidays. During this busy, festive, and often stressful time it is good to step back and reflect on how to maintain balance. As always, full transcript is linked above.
Chat Transcript for November 23, 2010 – Managing Tough Advising Talks with Students
Difficult topic, great chat. You all came ready to talk, and it was terrific. Many thanks for making our Thanksgiving week chat a success. Full transcript linked above. Grab a turkey leg and take some time to digest. (Oh, that was so bad it was good.)
Chat Transcript for November 16, 2010 – Developing Learning Outcomes Chat
The hour few by again as we chatted about learning outcomes. Many thanks to all who dropped by, both new people and our group of regulars. Full transcript is linked above. We hope to see you again on November 23rd when we’ll have our last #AcAdv chat before taking a holiday break. Grab a mug of cocoa and join in. AcAdv Chat – a place where everybody knows your name – or at least your Twitter handle.
Chat Transcript for November 9, 2010 – Advisor Training and Development Chat
Thanks to everyone who dropped by last night during a busy time of the year. We know many advisors are near or in the midst of early registration and helping students finalize their schedules for next term. You are a fantastic group of people.
Please continue to spread the word about #AcAdv Chat. See you next week.
Chat Transcript for November 1, 2010 – Emerging Tech in Academic Advising Chat
It was another wonderful turnout for the second #AcAdv chat this past Tuesday night. Thanks to all who contributed to the thoughtful discussion. We were very pleased to welcome Charlie Nutt to the conversation. Check out the transcript and linked resources above. We’ll look forward to seeing both returning and new people next week.
Please note that this week’s transcript has some small gaps, mostly with the @AcAdvChat MOD tweet stream. Something was disturbing the Twitterverse last night. While we believe we have almost all of the MOD tweets through other’s re-tweets, we could only put in the transcript what Twitter offered for capture. Apologies.
Chat Transcript for October 26, 2010 – Advising & Office Structure Chat
We had a terrific turnout for the first ever #AcAdv chat this past Tuesday night. What a wonderful opportunity to share thoughts about advising structure. If you missed the chance to join us in person, take a look at the full transcript linked above and don’t forget to bring some popcorn for the show next Tuesday night. Hope to see you then.