ERIC Number: ED261578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Developing an All-University Advisers' Training Program: A Short History of One Model.
Kishler, Thomas C.
An inservice training program for advisers of undergraduate students that was implemented at Michigan State University in 1981 is discussed. Four primary ingredients were essential to establish and sustain the program: financial support and sponsorship by the central administration, the identification and authorization of the appropriate unit and its administrator to coordinate the endeavor, the promotion of the enterprise across the university, and the timely notification of possible attendees of upcoming adviser conferences. Since the start of the inservice program, 11 meetings have been held. The format of the first meeting included speeches, followed by concurrent sessions on a variety of topics. A meeting in the 1983-1984 academic year included a panel of experts, representing such areas as the counseling center, financial aid office, and registrar's office. Over the 1981-1985 period, meeting topics have included: development and implementation of new programs, advising for the new undergraduate general education program, issues in academic advising of minority students, and advising foreign students. Information is provided on preparation for the meetings and the keynote speeches and presenters. In addition to 10 recommendations, samples are provided of 11 flyers announcing the meetings. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
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