Principles to Guide Your Advising Redesign

Published: December 19, 2022

Front cover of the Advising Principles document, showing a professor and students engaged in a class discussion

The Advising Principles developed by the network are the result of a collaborative effort between globally-recognized leaders in holistic advising.

The Advising Success Network  was built to be the go-to source for deepening, accelerating, scaling and sustaining student-centered equitable and impactful advising practice and reform. One of our primary goals is to provide the field with open-source assets that support institutions in holistic advising redesign. The eight Advising Principles included in this report offer a starting place for institutional leadership, practitioners, and students to structure strong advising environments to propel student success.

To produce the eight principles, we sought input from primary-role and faculty advisors, advising administrators, and senior administrators from multiple two- and four-year settings in an effort to be comprehensive and inclusive. These principles and accompanying narrative were informed by the combined decades of institutional and system-level advising experience of the contributors. Although many more voices were considered and consulted, we are especially grateful to the following scholar/practitioners from the field, each of whom brought their wealth of experience and essential perspectives to this work.

  • Tomarra Adams, Spalding University
  • Mehvash Ali, American University of Sharjah
  • Jonathan Hallford, Auburn University
  • Nicole Kent, Oregon State University
  • Locksley Knibbs, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Jermain Pipkins, Dallas College System
  • Kyle Ross, Oregon State University
  • Casey Self, Arizona State University