Paula, Randy or Simon . . . What Advising Style Takes Your Students to the Top?. Kellie Klinck Donna Malaski Tricia Westergaard Paul Battle Oakland University. Session # 162 Thursday, October 2 nd 10:15-11:15. Session Objectives.
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Tricia WestergaardPaul Battle
Session # 162 Thursday, October 2nd 10:15-11:15
What does it mean to have a “Paula”, “Randy”, or “Simon” advising style?
Is one style better than another?
When and where do these styles of advising fit?
How does this relate to your office and role on campus?
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To relate this to American Idol, lets see how it might look to use a “Paula”, “Randy”, or “Simon” style of advising.
“Reach for the stars; you might just become one.”
When are you likely to see a “Randy” style of Advising?
• Probation Meetings
• Transfer Student Orientation
• Major Standing Meetings
• Academic Misconduct Hearings
“It was pitchy in the beginning, but you brought it home in the end.”
What would Randy be like as an Adviser?
• The teacher
• Empower students to take responsibility
• Optimistic but realistic
What would Simon be like as an Adviser?
• The Critic
• Tells it like (he thinks) it is
When are you likely to see a “Simon” style of Advising?
• Discussing a denied petition of exception
• Not making satisfactory progress towards degree
• Reality check
• Dealing with a difficult student
“Did you really believe you could become the American Idol? Well, then you’re deaf . . . “
“I’m going to Hollywood!”
Advising entails message delivery, which can range depending on many factors.
Self-awareness is important, as it prevents acting on assumptions.
Delivery differences can make an office dynamic; however, the content should be similar.
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