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Copy of NACADA 2011

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Andrea Weber

on 13 February 2013

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Transcript of Copy of NACADA 2011

Why we senior feedback Hindsight is 20/20 - Foresight is Priceless Utilizing senior feedback and minute papers to motivate and guide pre-majors in group advising sessions Presented by Nikki Loy and Dr. Andrea Weber West Virginia University Feedback from graduating seniors Minute Papers Students don't know where to look for answers and guidance
They don't always like to ask questions
They don't know how to ask the right questions
Students don't always listen to their advisors It's mutually beneficial Seniors can reflect Pre-Majors can look forward How we collect feedback How do we use this feedback during group advising? Each semester we meet with pre-majors
and discuss each point in detail What is a "minute paper"? Other Versions Minute Papers are:
Easy to explain
Easy to use
Flexible to fit in many group sizes/types Seniors participate in group exit interviews and exit surveys Handouts for pre-majors
included in advising folders Utilizing minute papers in advising sessions Students are asked to answer these two prompts:
List three things you learned during this session.
What is something you still don't understand about the requirements for your major? Minute papers are collected and then redistributed Students read responses to the class Muddiest Point Responding to minute papers:
1. Reinforces what advisees have learned
2. Encourages students to pay attention
3. Allows them to see what others learned 18 faculty members 3 undergraduate advisors 150 pre-majors 160 majors Outcomes Group Advising 13 colleges and schools offering 193 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs Located in Morgantown, WV West Virginia University A form of assessment "The easiest, fastest way to encourage reflection is to give students a couple of thought-provoking questions and ask them to write no more than a sentence in response to each." Asks students two questions The one sentence summary Students have a lot of the same questions
Students have a lot of the same classes
Gives students an opportunity to interact
Helps bring consistency to the information and reduces the rumors and "bad information"
Enhances quality of individual advising sessions Why do we conduct group advising sessions? Outcomes of group advising using
senior feedback and minute papers Individual sessions become more efficient and personal
Students tell us they enjoy group advising
Gives pre-majors a head start for individual advising Write, Read, Say, Hear WVU is a public university and was founded in 1867 Advising issues with Step-by-Step Procedure 1. Decide what you want to focus on
2. Choose two basic questions
3. Set aside a few minutes at the beginning or end of your session
4.Have students answer another student's question (anonymous) Ideally, students help one another determine the answer to their questions wvucommmooc.org
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