Advising Online Students
Donna M. Schaeffer, PhD
Patrick C. Olson, PhD
Over 6 million students (1/3 of all students nationwide) take at least one course online.
Sixty-five percent of all respondents said that online learning was a critical part of their long-term strategy.
Cameron Evans, CTO of Microsoft Education:
“Pre-PC environment” would allow students to move throughout space and time without having to worry about where their data is or how they’re accessing it
IT is used to enhance the main periods of an average undergraduate’s career
o high school students recruited in a socially enabled environment.
o student outcomes can be monitored and responded to on-the-fly using next-generation CRM technologies for student information management.
o work can be produced collaboratively and online.
Implications for Advising:
WHO can be advised online?
Marymount Freshmen Business Majors
WHAT media is used for advising?
Texting For Short Communications, e.g. 30 or 40 words
Twitter and Texting For Reminders
Facebook for Building Community
Blogs to direct advisees to the info they need
WHERE does advising happen?
WHEN does advising happen?
College students send or receive an average of 3,339 texts a month (Neilsen).
89% of college students have cell phones (AOL).
College students spend $864 dollars per year on their cell phones, for most of them this is more than what they spend on anything else (Neilsen).
Students work (sometimes at two jobs) and may not live in dorms (personal observation).
Students and parents respond!
63% of new jobs or those vacated by retirees will require a college degree by 2018. Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-04-11/unemployment-falls-fast-in-u-dot-s-dot-if-men-get-college-degrees-jobs
Last Day to drop classes with a grade of “W” is March 24.
Sophomore Year Registration starts at 12:01 AM Monday, April 16. Send me your degree plan and what you'd like to take so I can lift your registration hold. send email to Donna.firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Business Administration is collecting all types of new and used shoes in good condition from April 10th to 20th at various locations around campus. Shoes collected will be donated to Art for Humanity (artforhumanity.org), a local non-profit. Sizes up to men’s size 11 and women’s size 9. For more info, contact email@example.com
Thursday, June 9, 2011
As your advisor, I promise to help you create a coherent educational plan based on your abilities, aspirations, interests, and values (and of course, the University’s rules)!
These objectives were developed by the National Academic Advising Association. I look forward to working with each of you to meet these objectives during your first semesters at Marymount's School of Business.
Posted by SBA Freshmen Advising at 10:38 AM
Thursday, March 15, 2012
As you may have discovered, Marymount School of Business
undergrad programs require an internship. Time Magazine provides a very
realistic look. Nearly half of all internships are not paid positions,
according to National Association
of Colleges and Employers.
Interrnships are described as the principle point of entry for young people into the white collar world.
We do believe that internships can have value whether they are paid or not, and as the Time article concludes "The young people who get that work experience will, of course, be more likely than those who don't to move up the ladder."
Source: Intern Nation by Andrea Roches. Time, September 12, 2011. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2091366-1,00.html
Posted by SBA Freshmen Advising at 8:25 AM
work boots, dress shoes, kid’s, adults’, athletic shoes, heels, and sandals. We can only accept up to a men’s size 11 and a women’s size 9. For more information on the shoe drive, email the School of Business Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org based in Arlington, Virginia.