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Advisor Transition Event (ATE). Stephanie Brown, M.S., Nicole Gertken, M.S., Kayte Haggerty, M.S. & Ashley Kirchner, M.S. South Dakota State University. South Dakota State University. Activity. Think back to a time during college in which you experienced a significant transition period

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South dakota state university

Advisor Transition Event

(ATE)

Stephanie Brown, M.S., Nicole Gertken, M.S., Kayte Haggerty, M.S. & Ashley Kirchner, M.S.South Dakota State University

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Activity

Activity

Think back to a time during college in which you experienced a significant transition period

Examples:

  • Transition from high school to college

  • Transition between college years

  • Personal transition

    • role change or change in expectation

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Pair share

Pair Share

  • Situation

    • What kind of transition was it (positive, negative, expected, unexpected, desired, dreaded, good timing, poor timing etc.)

  • Self

    • What was your previous experiences with transition? How did you deal with uncertainty?

  • Supports

    • Who helped or hindered you? Family? Friends? Colleagues? In what ways did they support you?

  • Strategies (plan of action)

    • What coping strategies did you use? How did you manage stress?

      • Adapted from Transition Theory (Schlossberg et al. 1995)

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ATE Overview

  • Rationale

  • Target Population

  • Theoretical Framework

  • Objectives/Purpose

  • Event Plan

  • Evaluation/ Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (S.W.O.T.) Analysis

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South dakota state university

SDSU Profile

  • Public land-grant institution

  • 133 years old

  • 4-year & 2-year degrees

  • Brookings, SD. Population 24,000

  • SDSU Enrollment 12,554

  • 71 majors & 71 minors

  • Degrees offered both on-campus and online

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Advising model

Advising Model

First–Year Advisors

Remain with advisor for 2 semesters or until 30 creditscomplete

Must declare a major and a 2.0 Cum GPA to transition

Professional Advisors

Remain with advisor through graduation.

Majors: Nursing & Pharmacy

Faculty Advisors

Second-Year through Graduation

Professional Advisors

Second-Year through graduation

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Previous Research on Transitioning Students

  • Research: Primary Focus is Limiting

  • Schlossberg’s Transition Theory

  • Appreciative Advising: Six Phases

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Our Objectives

1: Foster a relationship with first-year student’s new advisor

2: Provide an additional support member for first-year students

3:Connect students within the same major

4: Provide first-year student with expectation and role of new advisor

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Event Plan

Economics (Econ)

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Ice Breaker – Future Business Card

  • Second-year advisor welcome/purpose

  • Clubs and Organizations

  • Second-year advisor role/expectations

  • Panel Discussion – Student lead

  • Also:

    • Food

    • Evaluation

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

  • Welcome

  • Three rotations:

    • 1. Tour

    • 2. Meet your Advisor

    • 3. ECE Trivia

  • Student panel and snacks

  • Volunteering/Internships/Part-time work

  • Evaluation

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Evaluation

  • What part of the event has been most helpful in understanding the transition into the second year?

  • How could we improve this event in the future?

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S.W.O.T. Analysis

  • Economics (ECON)

  • S= Strengths

    • Motivated & outgoing advisors

    • Location

    • Exclusive/ Personal invitations

    • Program Agenda (fun, interactive, student panel, ect.)

  • W= Weaknesses

    • Student attendance

    • Variety of Marketing

    • Time

  • O= Opportunities

    • 132 students invited

    • Marketing

  • T=Threat

    • No student “buy-in”,

    • Conflicts with other events (on or off campus)

  • Early Childhood Education(ECE)

  • S= Strengths

    • High achieving students

    • Rule followers

    • Reliable upperclassmen

    • Motivated advisors

    • Personal invitation

  • W= Weaknesses

    • Student attendance

    • Various kinds of marketing

    • Limited time and longer sessions

  • O= Opportunities

    • 97 Students invited

    • Word of mouth

    • Successful pilot event that can be replicated and built upon

  • T= Threat

    • Students not valuing it

    • Conflicts with other events (on or off campus)

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South dakota state university

Plan your own Advisor Transition Event (ATE)

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Panel: Questions and Answers?

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THANK YOU

For more information:

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

or call 605-688-4155

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