Components of a Successful Faculty Advising Program, 2nd ed
Components of a Successful Faculty Advising Program, 2nd ed (2013)
Most colleges and universities around the country understand that Faculty Advisors are absolutely critical to the health and well being of advising programs, and so faculty advising responsibilities are deeply embedded in the institutional mission. Yet surprisingly little has been done systemically to encourage quality faculty advising, to craft faculty advisor development programs, and to recognize and offer incentives for excellence in advising. In this publication, based in her 2007 Webinar presentation and updated from the highly successful first edition, Jayne Drake (Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of the Master of Liberal Arts Program, and Associate Professor of English, Temple University) addresses the need for broad institutional commitment to faculty advising from key stakeholders; the importance of clearly articulated mission, process, and goal statements; the components of a successful faculty advisor development program; and the incentives and "rewards" important in acknowledging and promoting excellence in advising. Readers will discover: the specific ways in which faculty advising is teaching at its best; the relevance and cross-institutional significance of faculty advising programs and faculty advisor evaluation; the basic elements of successful faculty advising development programs and the importance of broad institutional commitment to them; delivery models for a faculty development program and for what the content of such programs might look like; the practical and tangible measures for evaluating the effectiveness of faculty advisors, and assessing faculty advising programs; the issues involved in developing intentional, thoughtful assessment plans; and an understanding of the tools needed to develop and sustain advising various models for recognizing, rewarding, and promoting excellence in faculty advising.