advising as teachingAcademic advising has played a vital role in the post-secondary education process since the inception of the academy. Historically, universities have imbedded advising processes into academic experiences as exemplified by the “Oxford Model.” As accessibility to, and persistence through colleges grew, many institutions began to restructure the advising experience in manners that separated it from the formal classroom-based education structure. However, the desired learning outcomes associated with the academic advising processes remain and students benefit from learning centered advising sessions.


Workshops in the Advising as Teaching Series will review the historical foundations of the educational processes associated with advising and provide a venue for dialogue regarding the parallels between good teaching and good advising. Workshops in this series are presented by Lisa Kerr and Janet Morrison from UAB's Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center and co-sponsored by the Committee for Academic Advising.


  • November

"Advising is Teaching: Personal Advising Philosophy" - Lisa Marie Kerr, EdD, Janet Morrison, MEd, MSC

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017; noon-1 PM, CTL 243
  • Lunch will be provided for pre-registered attendees.

Academic advising interactions are another opportunity through which faculty and professional staff may engage students in the UAB educational experience. This workshop will guide participants through a process designed to connect the desired learning outcomes you want students to achieve during advising sessions with your personal approach to advising sessions. As expressed by David Freitag, advisors benefit from drafting a positive and motivating statement that serves to guide the day to day interactions that result in learning through advising. Join us to discuss your explore and create your personal philosophy that will enhance the effectiveness and focus of your advising experiences.


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