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Millennial Advisors Working With and Working As the Millennial Generation Niki Weight, University Advising Taylor Adams, ASTE- College of Ag
Alternate View to Generation Me In general, we found little reason to conclude that the average member of Generation Me is dramatically different from members of previous generations. ~Trezesniewski & Donnellan
Multigenerational Workforce Generation Y - Ages 11-32 (Born 1980-2002) Generation X - Ages 33-48 (Born 1965-1979) Baby Boomers - Ages 49-67 (Born 1946-1964)
Millennials in the Workplace Technology Driven Multi-TaskersTeam Players Lifestyle Balance Risk-TakersThreats & Praises
Serving Students Together Generational Awareness Dont Stereotype Dont be Offended Utilize Strengths
Millennial Advising for Adult Learners Recognizing adult learners needs and utilizing our strengths to help them succeed.
Adult learners at USU In Fall 2012, there were approx. 21,495 students attending USU (excluding out of state and international sites). 1,662 (7%) students are 31 years or older
1. Remove Stereotypes & Preconceptions Older students, rather than their younger counterparts, display those learning characteristics which traditionally higher education has purported to be striving to develop Harper & Kemper, p 220, 1986
2. Understand Barriers to Adult Learners Situational Multiple Responsibilities Prior Negative Learning Experience Dispositional Time ConcernsPerfectionism Institutional Rules Instructors/Other Students Difficult Reenrollment Policies
3. Understand Their Specific Learning Processes Desire for control/understanding Memorizing information requires more time Need more practice, orientation, and study skills Have previously learned materials
Strategies to Best Serve Adult Learners 1. Ensure Customer Service Practices Accommodate Adult Learners Needs Respect Adult Learners Give Accurate Information Give them your Undivided Attention (dont multitask) Extend Office Hours Have a Child Friendly Office Respond quickly to their questions (e-mail)
2. Develop Advising Practices Tailored to Adult Learners
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