The First Critical Outreach Point in Intrusive/Proactive Advising

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Gain strategies to engage and direct at-risk students on a path to success.

by Joe Murray (Florida Atlantic University), Casey Hudson (Academic Impressions), and Cory Phare (Academic Impressions)

The "intrusive," or proactive, advising model helps advisors anticipate students’ needs and connect students to appropriate resources and support early in their academic careers. While intrusive advising can prove to be a complex and involved process, there are three major outreach points to keep in mind:

  • Beginning-of-term
  • Mid-term
  • End-of-term

As Joe Murray, director of university advising services at Florida Atlantic University, shares there are several tactics you can use at each of these points that have shown effective results for many institutions.

Here are the tactics that will prove useful for beginning-of-term advising.

How to Help before Classes Even Begin

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