Leveraging knowledge in the field of advising

By harnessing the collective knowledge of our partners, the Advising Success Network supports educational change and improved student outcomes through a holistic approach to addressing the operational, programmatic, technological, and research needs of colleges and universities in direct support of a more equitable student experience.

Advising Success Network

Over the years, the focus and taxonomy of advising have evolved.

Committed to putting the student at the center, the network ensures that institutions integrate the needs and aspirations of their students into redesign efforts and provide students a seamless educational experience.

Technology-Enabled Advising

  • Technology as a silver bullet 
  • Increases use of predictive analytics in advising practices

Aligned Advising

  • Advising promoted  as an essential student success tool
  • Campus leadership leverages advising to increase student retention and satisfaction

Integrated Student Support

  • Advising is a critical element of the student success ecosystem 
  • Encourages  collaboration across campus community  

Holistic Advising

  • Student-centered structures and processes
  • Advising experience includes academic, career and basic needs

The Network

Achieving the Dream
National Resource Center - University of South Carolina

Recent Resources

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Holistic Student Supports Toolkit (Achieving the Dream)

Published: March 19, 2020

The Holistic Student Supports Toolkit, created by Achieving the Dream, provides evidence-based, practitioner tested tools, tips, and guides that help an institution from initial exploration of their needs through to successful evaluation and refinement.

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A Framework for Advising Reform

Published: February 17, 2020

Based on research on iPASS and other advising redesign efforts, CCRC developed an evidence-based framework for advising redesign called SSIPP, which emphasizes a sustained, strategic, integrated, proactive, and personalized approach to advising.

Recent Posts

2020 Driving Toward A Degree

Published: June 3, 2020

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A Letter to Advisors from an Advising Administrator

Published: March 26, 2020

A letter from one advising administrator to her staff in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reposted with the author’s permission.

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