Advising Task Force... One Year Later
LeeAnn Melin, Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE)
In December of 2015, The Task Force on Undergraduate Academic Advising submitted its final report and recommendations to Provost Hanson and the University community. Over the past year, the collective efforts of the colleges, the Office of Undergraduate Education, and the advising community have resulted in great strides in advancing the recommendations put forth in the report.
Here are a few key highlights of the progress made to date:
- Added 18 new advising lines to more consistently achieve the recommended advisor-to-student ratio of 250-300:1.
- Established an Advising Steering Committee to advance the Task Force Recommendations and to continually address issues that impact student success and advising.
- Created foundational artifacts for a Common Advising Framework including an Undergraduate Advising Map, Central Advising Training Proposal, Advising Training and Professional Development Framework, and Core Advising Skills and Methods.
- Offered over 30 central training workshops during fall semester for academic advisors.
- Created a campus-wide monthly Advisor Update to improve communication.
- Ensuring common practices across colleges through various efforts from the APLUS governance groups, Policies and Practices Committee, Advising Coordinators Group (ACG), Advisor Training Workgroup, and ASR.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to these accomplishments and to all who work continuously to enhance the advising experience on the Twin Cities Campus.
For a more detailed list, contact LeeAnn Melin, email@example.com.