Next-Generation Advising

Elevating Practice for Degree Completion and Career Success

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Executive Summary

As competition for applicants, legislative focus on graduation rates, and questions about the lifetime value of a degree intensify, many institutions are blurring boundaries between academic advising and co-curricular and career advising to promote student success and differentiate brand. This report examines how leaders break the trade-off between high-touch service and budget realities, identifying breakthrough practices, as well as the models and technologies required to deliver them in a cost-effective manner.

By reading this study, members will understand...

  • The key issues that impede institutions from providing effective academic and career advising to students, regardless of advising model
  • How to create curriculum structures and guidelines that prevent students from pathing inefficiently toward degree
  • How to personalize advising services for maximum impact on student motivation and behavior while also containing costs 
  • How to better integrate the academic and career advice that students receive—from the time they arrive on campus through to graduation

Top Lessons from the Study