Highlands College - Intrusive Advising Program

Highlands College - Intrusive Advising Program

student success, advising
  • Student Services/Student Experiences
  • Advising
  • Freshman Success
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Highlands College (MT)
http://www.mtech.edu/academics/highlands/

Highlands College is a small school serving the Greater Butte, Montana Region through our associate degree and certificate programs, continuing education, and customized training.

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PURPOSE

The success of two-year students through the use of unique intrusive advising methodology.

  • Increasing the success of two-year students.

DESCRIPTION

Students who receive intrusive advising, in the form of multiple meetings/interventions, from an advisor who is also one of their instructors, have higher levels of success.

Students enrolled in the Associate of Science Program in the Fall, 2007 & 2010 (prior to the introduction of intrusive advising) were compared to students in subsequent Fall semesters (after the introduction of intrusive advising). Highlands College – Associate of Science Program Term // Received Intrusive Advising? // Average GPA Fall, 2007 // no // 1.62 Fall, 2010 // no // 1.81 Fall, 2010 // no // 1.88 Fall, 2010 // no // 1.81 Fall, 2011 // yes // 2.06 Fall, 2012 // yes // 2.06 Fall, 2013 // yes // 2.38 Fall, 2014 // yes // 2.71

  • Average GPA of Associate of Science students

Student success, as measured by GPA, was significantly higher for those students who received intrusive advising, in the form of multiple meetings/interventions, from an advisor who is also one of their instructors.

While there is no single solution to the issue of two-year student success, providing students with intrusive advising, in the form of multiple meetings/interventions, from an advisor who is also one of their instructors, has significant impact on student success.

RESOURCES AND LESSONS LEARNED

Faculty who are interested in and willing to do the labor-intensive work of multiple meetings/interventions with students who are also their advisors in a class they teach.

  • Faculty workload becomes a cost factor when they are also expected to do this intrusive advising.

  • Investing time with students by conducting intrusive and labor intensive advising can increase student success.

Expanding to other programs this intrusive advising methodology in which students are in a course in which their instructor is also their advisor.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Dr. John M. Garic
Dean
Highlands College
25 Basin Creek Road
Butte, Montana 59701
Phone: 406-496-3714
Fax: 406-496-3710

jgaric@mtech.edu

Michelle Morley
Director, Associate of Science Program
Highlands College
25 Basin Creek Road
Butte, Montana 59701
Phone: 406-496-3778
Fax: 406-496-3710

mmorley@mtech.edu