Personal Advising Philosophy – ggarrastegui

Personal Advising Philosophy 

Advising Philosophy

To provide an honest perspective, not only solving issues for students but focusing on their career path. I am continually building industry connections that facilitate access to our students. This will continue to allow me to better understand the adaptability of the creative career and assist in guiding how each student can make better choices. I see myself as understanding, objective and a career driven department advisor. This structured advisement can allow students to get the most out of their time at City Tech. 

Advising Action Plan

I foresee a shift in the way I approach advisement. It should be more diligent and purposeful. How can I help students establish and navigate a clear path toward graduation and a creative career? My ability to understand the nuances of the audit and collaboration with college partners allows me to provide focused advisement. This means recognizing the student, their needs and goals in a continued respectful and approachable manner. I want to allow the students to gain confidence in their career decision making,  offering support and guidance along the way.

The connections that I bring into the department keep me up-to-date as to how the industry shifts and I can pass that along to our students. Advising should be a shared plan for success. As a new accredited department which is constantly evolving, I would like to alleviate any confusion with credit accumulation and focus on career goals.

  • Create a measured plan of action to establish a baseline
  • Welcome student and treat with respect
  • Allow time for a personal exchange of ideas

COMD: Reflection on Scavenger Hunt

Did what I find meet my expectations?

I was surprised that there were no more welcoming signs or welcoming material throughout the college. And when signage WAS for a student, it was framed in a negative way.

The New Student Center did have a bulletin board decorated with an interesting timeline on what to do at different stages. This would be great to have for all to see (maybe it does exist). On the college website material seems to be there (Welcome, Admission, Steps to follow, etc)

One objective I will include in my department plan is…

For COMD to be known for a welcoming atmosphere for all. This will include signs that are more positive rather than just instructional.

What story is told through our collective photos/ screenshots…

I think there are good messages throughout, but there seems to lack of uniformity.  Perhaps a more uniform way-finding system will help students (even on TVS)

Namm bldg, 1st fl. Wayfinding to New Student Center

Welcome sign for counseling office

L Bldg, ground floor.

Academic Bldg, and most TVs in Namm

Advising Website

welcome page

path to graduation

advising degree checklist

advising resourses

 

 

My Personal Philosophy on Advisement – first draft

Advisement Philosophy                                            DRAFT  6/9/2019

Barbara Smith Mishara

Department of Architectural Technology

 In the Department of Architectural Technology, advisement occurs within a community of students, staff and faculty. Each with a personalized path to accomplish a professional goal. Advisement is a journey or continually developing process. For students this might start as simply getting through the semester, then achieving a desired GPA, completing graduation requirements, obtaining satisfying work or becoming a licensed architect.

For faculty the eventual goal may be publication, development of a new course or college wide recognition. For staff, it may be application of a new technology, development of a social media platform for the department or completion of a master’s degree.

Each person within the community is supported and guided by others.

Advisement is holistic and open to possibilities. I may never write a program for VR, but I can support and encourage a colleague who is working in this area.

Each person is an individual and must discover what interests and excites them. There are many ways to practice architecture.

Reflections on Scavenger Hunt

Did what I find meet my expectations?

Walking through different departments, we were pleased by the amount of information posted for students. There are aspects to improve and challenges to overcome. As something to improve, the language we use to approach students could be written in a more positive way (as we discussed in our meetings), but the limitations of space where we are allowed to post signs is a challenge that makes the communication with students harder.

 One objective I will include in my department’s advising plan is…

Improve the advertising that the department currently uses to make clearer when the advisement period is taking place. We will stress to all faculty to announce in every classroom when advisement period begins.

 What story is told through our collective photos/screenshots?

Our photos and screenshots show the efforts and imaginative ways that faculty and departments try to use to remind and invite students to take advantage of everything that advisement can offer to them.

Poster in front of the new Student Center showing steps students must take for academic success. It is originally represented as a staircase.

Poster in front of the New Student Center showing steps students must take for academic success. It is originally represented as a staircase.

Pearl Building. Communication Design. The sign highlights a positive message to assist students “We are here to help you!”

Sign posted in the Hospitality Management Department reminding students why and how to take advantage of advisement

Sign posted in the Hospitality Management Department reminding students why and how to take advantage of advisement

CST Department advertising advisement and office hours schedule to students.

CST Department advertising advisement and office hours schedule to students.

A welcome to students

A welcome to students

Information about PDC, Service Corps, financial aid

Information about PDC, Service Corps, financial aid

Information about counseling

Information about counseling

Department Identifier

Department Identifier

Webpage and Advising Resources Usage Survey, Fall 2018

The objective of this survey was to bring awareness of the academic advising resources and tolls available to students on the academic advisement, to elicit the willingness of participants to recommend these resources to other students, and to determine the likelihood of students using these resources in the future. Read the report here.

 

John’s Personal Advisement Philosophy

 

Collaborate – Interests – Values – Future

As an academic advisor I will work in collaboration with students so that together we will:

  • Create a path to completion of the degree requirements of their chosen major
  • Identify viable career paths based on their interests, area of focus, values and lifestyle
  • Articulate an academic career plan from course work, to internship and beyond

A Developmental Approach to Advisement

Students should be equipped with a diverse set of soft skills such as goal settings, time management, decision-making, financial planning, and communication in order to successfully navigate their education and career paths. I strive to foster these critical skills in our students throughout my interaction with students in any formal, or informal contexts. As students progress in their education, I will adopt a developmental approach to advisement, and will encourage them to actively participate in the process, monitor their progress, and ultimately own their education.