Congratulations to Katie Clark, advisor in political science for her award hat-trick:
- Outstanding New Professional from IlliAAC
- Outstanding Academic Advisor from ILACADA
- Outstanding Academic Advisor from NACADA, Region 5
Even our own Ron Swanson is excited:
Michelle Lore’s presentation “Introduction to the Institutional Review Board System at UIUC” is now available for viewing.
Please click the link to access the slides: General Meeting Presentations
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a new advising initiative at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley aimed at retaining students in STEM majors. The pilot project will incorporate technology to track student progress and personal coaching. If successful, UT will look to include more students in a variety of majors across the UT system. Stay tuned…
Source: http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231003/ (May be paywalled)
Inside Higher Ed reported on a new poll from the Robert Morris University Polling Institute that should be of interest to the advising community:
Only 49.2 percent [of parents] believed the institutions were paying attention to current labor needs and trends, and 54.8 percent said there was enough of an emphasis on job placement after graduation.
Source: Poor Grades From the Public
Really nice blog post from the New York Times Well blog about the rise in anxiety on college campuses.
Anxiety has surpassed depression as the most common mental health diagnosis among college students.
Some very good tips from one of the best in higher ed.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has a new report on First-Generation Students.
Our report also looks at efforts underway on some campuses to help such students. Says a spokeswoman for Hamilton College, which has several such initiatives: ‘It’s not just about access. It’s about equalizing the experience once students get to campus.’
Great song for pending graduates. I’ll take this over the Green Day song any day (Neil).