Course Description

This course will introduce you to academic advising theories and best practices in higher education environments. Explore student development and learning models and their application in promoting student success, engagement and retention. Examine the context of higher education and issues facing advising professionals as they support and guide students in their academic careers.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Explain the role and value of student advising and services within college and university settings
  • Identify differing needs of students by stage of development, diversity, and personal characteristics as the student moves in, moves through and moves on from the college/university
  • Apply relevant student development, engagement and learning theories to improve and inform practice
  • Analyze strengths and weaknesses of various academic advising approaches and delivery modes
  • Create a personal plan for integrating effective advising practices, tools and resources in a professional setting

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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Apr 21, 2020 to Jun 15, 2020
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $525.00
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Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with Desire2Learn or Adobe Connect are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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