The Magical World of Academic Advising: Advising Styles and Personalities Unite!
55 min - February 16, 2021 (DW100 – Season 15)
Panelists: Patricia MacMillan (Ontario Tech University), Megan Terawaki and Andrew Nguyen (University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa)
In this 55-minute 2021 videocast, presenters from Ontario Tech University and the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa use elements of the Magical World as metaphors to help us understand the magic of our world of Academic Advising. They join forces to consider how the world of wizards can provide insights to help us become more effective advisors and colleagues. In the world of “The Boy Who Lived”, wizards (both students and their teachers/advisors) are sorted into four Houses based on their personality traits and values: Badgers are patient, Lions are brave, Eagles are intelligent, and Snakes are ambitious. While we might have some preconceived opinions about which of these characteristics would make for the “ideal” students, advisors, and colleagues, we know that reality requires that in our real world we are able to interact successfully with all types. The presenters consider how each of us, regardless of our “House” affiliation, can guide our advising approaches and contribute to a holistic working environment. All advising professionals can benefit from this session, and non-magic folk are also welcome.