ADVISING:

​Charge:


To review the current NMH advising system, then develop a comprehensive strategy for improvement of that system to better deliver on the promise of our “Partnership of 12” model of holistic advising.


Co-chairs:

Janae Peters, Director of Advising,
English Department


Sandy Messer, English Department, Post-Graduate Program Advisor

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KEY STATS:

17% of advisors answered that if they had the choice they would not advise.

Students identifying as Male often want advisor "managers" who help with logistics.

Students identifying as Female often want advisor “mentors” who are go-to people for needs ranging from academic to personal/emotional.

100 students surveyed prefer an advisor of the same gender.

KEY RECOMMENDATIONS:

Define the role of advisors
Develop and implement clear means of accountability
Develop best practices for pairing advisors and advisees
Task Force Mid-Year Report

IN 2020:

Each NMH student has an advocate and a champion in his or her advisor, and consistency across the faculty is the hallmark of our advising program.

HOW WE'LL GET THERE:

  • Advisor job description
  • In-house Advisor trainings
  • Peer mentoring program
  • Business cards for better contact with parent
  • Yearly student evaluation of Advisors
  • More student choice in Advisors