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Focused Exploration through Academic Advising

By Michael C. Ennis-mcmillan, Theresa Ammirati, Andrea Rossi-reder, Julie Tetley and Robert Thacker


This report offers recommendations for instituting initiatives that allow sophomores to more successfully focus on their exploration of liberal learning at small colleges. It summarizes advising practices including advising as learning, advising in sophomore gatherings, sophomore courses, and faculty-student collaborative research. Colorado College, Connecticut College, St. Lawrence University, and Skidmore College carried out a three-year study of sophomores and liberal learning. We collected quantitative and qualitative data on sophomore engagement and piloted sophomore advising initiatives.- i-Working Group Our working group collaborated on all project activities. The project leader coordinated group meetings, budgetary matters, and report writing. Each co-leader coordinated activities at his or her respective school. Michael C. Ennis-McMillan (Project Leader) Former Dean of Studies/Associate Dean of the Faculty for Academic Advising – until July 2010 Associate Professor of Anthropolog

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Year: 2013
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