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 2019: Social Justice and Academic Advising

Three meetings this semester will focus on a NACADA article that discusses integrating social justice ideologies in academic advising sessions. Please RSVP for each date you are able to attend as lunch is provided.

Reading: Integrating 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

#1: Tuesday, Februrary 19, 2019
12:00-1:30pm
Marie Mount Hall 1310A

Registration is CLOSED.
We will provide an overview of the reading to ensure everyone is on the same page before beginning our discussion on social justice and advising.

#2: Thursday, March 14, 2019
12:00-1:30pm
Marie Mount Hall 1310B

Registration is CLOSED.
Guest presenter (via video conference):
Dr. Janelle Ellis-Holloway
A continuation of the discussion on social justice and advising. Co-author of the Integrating Social Justice and Academic Advising article, Dr. Ellis-Holloway, will provide further insight on this topic by sharing recent work.

#3: Thursday, April 18, 2019
12:00-1:30pm
Marie Mount Hall 1310A

RSVP HERE. Lunch will be provided.
A continuation of the discussion on social justice and advising. We hope to have guest speaker (via video conference): co-author of the Integrating Social Justice and Academic Advising article, Dr. Janelle Ellis-Holloway - had to cancel last minute in March, but may be able to virtually attend this meeting. Dr. Ellis-Holloway would provide further insight on this topic by sharing recent work.

 

 


Past Literature Readings & Discussion Topics


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.