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


Spring 2020: Financial Aid and Academic Advising

Three meetings this semester will focus on chapter two from the book, "Paying the price: College costs, financial aid, and the betrayal of the American dream". This reading breaks down the costs versus price of college and analyzes the financial aid process and the various barriers in receiving aid to pay for their higher education. Please RSVP for each date you are able to attend as lunch is provided.

Reading: 

Chapter 2 from Goldrick-Rab, S. (2016). Paying the price: College costs, financial aid, and the betrayal of the American dream. University of Chicago Press.

#1: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
12:00-1:30pm
Marie Mount Hall 1310B

RSVP HERE by February 14. Lunch & water will be provided.
We will provide an overview of the reading to ensure everyone is on the same page before beginning our discussion on financial aid and various issues students experience in paying for their higher education.

#2: Thursday, March 12, 2020
12:00-1:30pm
Marie Mount Hall 1310B

RSVP HERE by March 10. Lunch & water will be provided.
We will continue the discussion of the reading on financial aid and various issues students experience in paying for their higher education, but within the UMD context. Possible Guest Speaker, TBD

#3: Thursday, April 16, 2020
12:00-1:30pm
Marie Mount Hall 1310B

RSVP HERE by April 14. Lunch & water will be provided.
We will continue the discussion of the reading on financial aid and various issues students experience in paying for their higher education, but within the UMD context. Possible Guest Speaker, TBD

 

 


Past Literature Readings & Discussion Topics


Fall 2019: Accessibility & Disability Services and Academic Advising: Hong, B. S. (2015). Qualitative analysis of the barriers college students with disabilities experience in higher education. Journal of College Student Development, 56(3), 209-226.

Spring 2019: Social Justice and Academic Advising: Arnsperger Selzer, R. & Ellis Rouse, J. (2013, September). Integrating social justice and academic advising. Academic Advising Today, 36(3). Retrieved from https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Academic-Advising-Today/View-Articles/Integrating-Social-Justice-and-Academic-Advising.aspx 

Fall 2018: Campus Climates: 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.

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.