Presentation on theme: "A DAPT ! H OW THE R EGIONAL A CADEMIC C ENTER IN T WINSBURG HAS ADAPTED TO ADVISING TODAY S STUDENT Vania Alvarez-Minah Anne Dalby Jennifer Sayre."— Presentation transcript:
A DAPT ! H OW THE R EGIONAL A CADEMIC C ENTER IN T WINSBURG HAS ADAPTED TO ADVISING TODAY S STUDENT Vania Alvarez-Minah Anne Dalby Jennifer Sayre
W HO W E A RE Academic Center, not a Campus Mix of Traditional and Non-traditional students Closest KSU location to Cleveland, right off I-480 Largest Program: Associate Degree in Nursing Other majors available Start the first two years of any KSU degree More to come with a new facility opening Fall 2012
A DAPT ! T ODAY S S TUDENT What do you envision when you hear the words todays students?
W HAT NEEDS ADAPTING ? How we look at students: all students are non- traditional Setting students up for success with a firm foundation by placing real value on developmental courses How we disseminate information
C HALLENGES OF T ODAY S S TUDENTS Issues Entitlement Responsibility (in and out of school) Technology Family
T HE (N ON -)T RADITIONAL S TUDENT Generation Differences (Non-)Traditional Hours & Availability Support Services Student Groups Old School Attitude Generalist Advising Value of Students Decisions & Opinions
D ISSEMINATING I NFORMATION Effective uses of technology 24/7 mentality Chat/Instant messaging Blackboard (Course management systems) Group Advising
R OLE OF A DVISING Accessibility Method Terminology Technique Alternate Advising
A F IRM F OUNDATION Developmental Courses Value What can I get out of this How can I get out of this Background College Readiness 76% do not meet all four College Readiness Benchmarks. (ACT, 2010, p. 8) Terminology Below college level Remedial Developmental ACT (2010) College readiness report. Retrieved from
I N CONCLUSION All students are non-traditional Embrace technology Value developmental courses Adapt!