Advising Tips and Articles

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General Advice: Even though most of us know what makes for a good advisor, it can be helpful on occasion to remind ourselves of strategies and approaches that best support students. If you have suggestions for additions to this page, please email

Thirty Reminders for Effective Advising. Straightforward, commonsense advice for advising. A good handout to tape to the wall and read before every semester.

Appreciative Advising. A handout from Jennifer Bloom that explains the different stages of appreciate advising: disarm, discover, dream, design, deliver, don't settle.

Moving the Retention Needle One Individual at a Time. An article from past NACADA president David Spight. A short, encouraging read on how to connect with each student.

High-Impact Advising: A Guide for Academic Advisors. The first chapter from the advising book from Sue Ohrablo; it gives solid, overall advice on working with students. If it piques your interest, there are some copies available through OhioLink.

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) homepage. If you are interested in learning more about how other institutions talk about advising, or discovering more resources, this is a good place to start.

Advising Across Race. An article from Eric Carnaje, of the University of Vermont, about culturally sensitive advising at PWIs.

The Mentor: Innovative Scholarship on Academic Advising Here is the Mentor's home page, with full access to its archives.

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