Innovative Technologies for Academic Advising

Strategies for Enhancing Face-to-Face Advising and Supporting At-Risk Students

Topics: Community College, Student Retention and Success, Advising, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs

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Though most academic advising administrators agree that face-to-face advising is most effective in promoting student success, many technologies can supplement the face-to-face advising experience to ultimately increase student retention and completion.  This report explores innovative technologies for academic advising at community colleges, including the extent to which institutions can link their advising practices to improvements in retention and successful intervention of at-risk students.

Research Questions

  • How do institutions use technology to effectively facilitate academic advising?
  • Does technology allow administrators to identify and monitor at-risk students?
  • How do institutions translate their advising practices to student retention?