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Building Collaborative Faculty and Advisor Partnerships for Student Success

NACADA National Presentation – October 2015Slide2


Theresa Duggar, M.Ed.

Benjamin Wentworth, M.Ed.

Dan Calhoun, Ph.D.

dwcalhoun@georgiasouthern.eduLydia Cross,


Presentation Outcomes

Develop a

definition of student success and collaboration for

faculty and advisors.

Compare current faculty and advisor relationships with those of other institutions.

Assess current faculty and advisor relationships.

Formulate plans to build collaborative faculty and advisor partnerships.Slide4

Defining Student Success

Activity OneSlide5

Defining Student Success

In your groups:

Define student success.What is necessary for it to occur?

How do you measure student success


What examples do you have of collaboration for student success?Slide6


Student Success Ideas

Retention rates

Improved GPA

Successful integration into campus community


Varies by studentSlide7

Definition of Student Success

Theoretical Definition:


achievement; engagement in educationally purposeful activities; satisfaction; acquisition of desired knowledge, skills, and competencies; persistence; and attainment of educational

objectives” (


, Kinzie, Buckley, Bridges, & Hayek, 2007, p. 10).Slide8

Definition of Student Success

Graduate Academic Services Center (GASC) Definition:

Mission Statement


From left T. Duggar, L. Cross, D. Calhoun, and B. Wentworth.Slide9

Definition of Collaboration

“An interactive process that engages two or more participants who work together to achieve outcomes they could not accomplish independently” (as cited in Diaz, Brown, & Salmons, 2010


Theoretical Foundation


Model (2005)Slide11

Stage 1: Building Commitment


Student Centered



External Pressure


Stage 2: Commitment


Senior Executive Support


Stage 3: Sustaining

Integrating Structures




Theoretical Application


Graduate Academic Services Center (GASC) Implementing


Model (2005)Slide15

GASC Collaboration: Stage 1


Commitment for Student SuccessBegan with limited involvement in the departments

Developed rapport beyond advising

Pre-admissions advisor

Recruitment and admissions

“Traditional” faculty projectsCertification questionsSlide16

GASC Collaboration: Stage 2

Commitment to Student Success

Become an expert in what we advise

Focus on students’


Establish trust with students & collaborators

GASC involvementAcross campusProgram changesCommitteesSlide17

GASC Collaboration: Stage 3

Sustaining Student Success

Open communicationIdentification of responsibilities



Maintain trust

Cross institutional affiliationsContinuous improvementSlide18

Collaboration Assessment

Activity TwoSlide19

Collaboration Assessment

Work individually or with your group to complete the collaboration worksheet.

Be ready to share best practices from your institution on collaboration!Slide20


What are your best practices

?What, if any, roadblocks to collaboration did you experience?

How did you overcome these roadblocks?

What programs at your institution or elsewhere exhibit collaboration for student success?Slide21

Questions and Comments

Thank you for attending!

Slides and handouts have been uploaded to the NACADA conference website.Slide22


Diaz, V., Brown, M., & Salmons, J. (2010). Unit 4: Assessment of collaborative learning

project outcomes. EDUCAUSE learning initiative discovery tool: Collaborative learning workshop guide. Retrieved from

Kezar, A. (2005). Redesigning for collaboration within higher education institutions: An exploration into the developmental process.

Research in Higher Education, 46

(7), 831-860. doi:

10.1007/s11162-004-6227-5Kuh, G. D., Kinzie, J., Buckley, J. A., Bridges, B. K., & Hayek, J. C. (2007). Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle: Research, Propositions, and Recommendations. ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 32, Number 5. ASHE Higher Education Report, 32(5), 1-182.Slide23

Recommended Resources

AAHE, ACPA, & NASPA. (1998). Powerful partnerships : A shared responsibility for learning. Retrieved from

Cuseo, J. (2007, May). Student success: Definition, outcomes, principles and practices.

Esource for College Transitions, (4)

5, 2-3, 5. Retrieved from, W. (Ed.). (2007). Together!. San Juan, PR: The Hispanic Educational Telecommunications System. Retrieved from

Smith, J. S., Yun Dai, D. & Szelest, B. P. (2006). Helping first-year students make the transition to college through advisor-researcher collaboration. NACADA Journal,

26(1), 67-76. doi: http://

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