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K-State Today

September 24, 2013



National Academic Advising Association webinar Sept. 25

By Michael L. Lynch

The first National Academic Advising Association webinar for the fall semester is "Emerging Issues in Academic Advising Theory" at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the K-State Student Union Little Theatre.  

The moderator is Peter L. Hagen, director of Center of Academic Advising, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Panelists include Sarah Champlin-Scharff, director of administration in the department of the history of science at Harvard University; Janet Schulenberg, associate director in the Division of Undergraduate Studies at Pennsylvania State University; Marc Lowenstein, retired from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; and Hilleary Himes, senior undergraduate studies advisor at Pennsylvania State University.

The vision of National Academic Advising Association: The Global Community for Academic Advising is to be the leader within the global education community for the theory, delivery, application and advancement of academic advising to enhance student learning and development. In this Web event, our panelists will consider questions such as:

  • Where do the theory and philosophy of advising stand today?
  • Where are they headed?
  • How is theory related to our practice?
  • Is there a difference between "theory" and "philosophy" and if so, how are they related? 
  • What theories of advising are represented in the most important literature on the subject?
  • How should our limited ability to know our students affect how we think about the nature of advising?
  • What will a successful theory of advising accomplish?