Collaboration in Advising

Project Title

Collaboration in Advising

Project Sponsor

Emanuel Pollack, VPUA and Linda Deanna, AVCSA, Dean of Students

Project Lead

Eileen Doran and Josephine Volpe 

Project Team

Jeff Brown

Luis Duarte

Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson

Melissa Tag

Sandi Hall

Project Objectives

The primary objective of the collaboration in advising initiative is to promote collaboration and increased communication between advising units across campus to provide a more comprehensive advising experience for our students.  The processes and mechanisms through which academic advising and academic support units will collaborate and partner will be achieved through the following action steps:

  • Clearly define roles and responsibilities for academic advising units within the colleges and departments
  • Clearly define roles and responsibilities for academic support units
  • Identify the areas of intersection between the academic advising units and academic support units
  • Agree upon tools, resources, or support that are needed to facilitate collaboration in advising and promote communication between advising units
  • Propose policy recommendations necessary to support implementation of collaborative advising practices and clearer communication practices
  • Enhance the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC) by identifying essential components of:
    • a centralized new advisor orientation program
    • a comprehensive online advising resource guide with search capabilities for students and advisors

 Project Management Plan

This document outlines the project objectives, scope, expected outcomes, expectations, roles and responsibilities. Click to access the file (password protected).

Project Progress Indicator


Project Status Updates

June-July 2015 status report

August-September 2015 status report

October-November 2015 status report

December 2015-January 2016 status report


Recommendations for Action Proposal

Final Project Report

This project was completed in February 2016.  Click here to open the final report.

Project Sustainability Report

A sustainability report, summarizing accomplishments and impact of an already completed Student Success Initiative project: December 2016