Developing Your Personal Advising Philosophy

Tue Mar 14, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)  
Developing Your Personal Advising Philosophy

Developing your personal philosophy of advising is a significant way to reflect on your experiences, your beliefs, and your values relating to students, the advising profession, and your place and role within it. There is no right or wrong way to write an advising philosophy statement. Content, format, and length should suit the context and needs of the individual advisor. That said, advising philosophies are often one-to-two-page narratives that convey core ideas about being an effective academic advisor.

In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to the purpose and process of drafting an advising philosophy. Participants will have time to formulate an informal version of their personal philosophy of advising. Interested participants will be paired as accountability partners who assist in the development of one another’s advising philosophy.

As a result of participating in this workshop, advisors will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of a personal philosophy of advising.
  • Discuss formal and informal paradigms that contribute to their own advising philosophy
  • Outline important content for their own personal philosophy of advising
  • Construct a plan for drafting their own personal philosophy of advising

*A written advising philosophy is a required component of Level 3 Certification for academic advisors UofSC and is also commonly required for institutional, regional, and national advising award consideration.*

Presenters:
Mike Dial, Associate Director of Undergraduate Advising, University Advising Center

Sara McConville, Training and Outreach, University Advising Center

  • Sara McConville, Coordinator of Advisor Training & Outreach
UAC, Close Hipp 3rd Floor (in-person only)