The faculty role in advising is key to the teaching and learning mission of the MGH Institute. Connecting with faculty advisors helps students feel more engaged with their studies. Even in lockstep programs like many of ours, advisors can encourage students to reflect on the sum of their education and to refer them to resources that will help them achieve their professional goals.
In recognition of the crucial role of faculty members in student success, the MGH Institute has adopted a model for faculty advising that encompasses two approaches:
- Proactive advising assists in building relationships with students by anticipating their needs and connecting them to appropriate resources and support
- Developmental advising focuses on students’ capacity for growth and strengthens their interpersonal interactions, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
- Faculty Advising Manual
- Recognizing and Helping Students in Crisis
- Varney, J. (2012, September). Proactive (Intrusive) Advising! Academic Advising Today, 35(3).
- White, E. R. (2015). Academic Advising in Higher Education: A Place at the Core. The Journal of General Education, 64(4):263-277.
- NACADA Clearinghouse
- IONLINE provides access to a list of advisees.
- How to talk to students in crisis