Advisor Reading Group

The Student Success Office facilitates the Advisor Reading Group workshops to support the University advising community. Each semester relevant research literature is identified that could inform current and future advising practices at UMD. The Advisor Reading Group also serves as an avenue for advisors and administrators working in student affairs and academic affairs across campus to share best practices, concerns, and to establish connections for future collaboration. Below you can view information on our next presentation and access past literature that were read and discussed by the group. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email arg@umd.edu


Upcoming Presentations & Discussions


Fall 2018: Campus Climates

Three meetings this semester will focus on campus climates: how can we better support our students in the current racial and political climate? Please RSVP for each date you are able to attend as lunch is provided.

Reading: Harper, S. R., & Hurtado, S. (2007). Nine themes in campus racial climates and implications for institutional transformation. New Directions for Student Services2007(120), 7-24.

#1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
12:00-1:30pm
Marie Mount Hall 1310A

RSVP for Tuesday, September 25 Here. Lunch will be provided.
We will provide an overview of the main reading as well as draw on context from the supplemental readings to ensure everyone is on the same page before beginning our discussion on campus climates.

#2: Thursday, October 18, 2018
12:00-1:30pm
Marie Mount Hall 1310A

Registration for Thursday, October 18 will open soon. Lunch will be provided.
A continuation of the discussion on campus climates. We will recap the discussion from meeting #1 and the readings to ensure everyone is on the same page before continuing our discussion.

#3: Thursday, November 15, 2018
12:00-1:30pm
Marie Mount Hall 1310A

Registration for Thursday, November 15 will open soon. Lunch will be provided.
Guest presenter:
TBD.
A continuation of the discussion on campus climates. We will recap the discussion from meetings #1 and #2 and the readings to ensure everyone is on the same page before continuing our discussion.

 

 


Past Literature Readings & Discussion Topics


Spring 2018: Career development for advisors both within and beyond the field of advising Schulenberg, J. K., & Lindhorst, M. J. (2008). Advising is advising: Toward defining the practice and scholarship of academic advising. NACADA Journal28(1), 43-53.

Fall 2017: Working With and Supporting Undocumented Students

Spring 2017: Helping Transfer Students and Pre-Transfer Advising

Fall 2016: Helping Students in Distress Swanbrow Becker, M. A., & Drum, D. J. (2015). Essential counseling knowledge and skills to prepare student affairs staff to promote emotional wellbeing and to intervene with students in distress. Journal of College and Character16(4), 201-208.

Spring 2016: Major Selection/ Career Cuseo, J. (2005). "Decided," "undecided," and "in transition": Implications for academic advisement, career counseling & student retention. In R.S. Feldman (Ed.). Improving the first year of college: Research and practice. (pp.27-48). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Fall 2015: Student Retention Tinto, V. (2010). From theory to action: Exploring the institutional conditions for student retention (pp. 51-89). In J. C. Smart (Ed.). Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, Volume 25. University of Chicago.