Transforming the Advising Process
Cedarville is restructuring its faculty advising process to encourage more of a mentoring relationship between advisors and advisees, said Dr. Pam Johnson, dean of undergraduate studies.
“Advising ‘devolved’ into getting the student registered for classes and hoping he or she meets the graduation requirements,” Johnson said. “If you ask many advisors and many students ‘What’s advising at Cedarville?’ It’s meeting with your advisor to get your code, to get your classes, to get ...
An Advisor, a Mentor, a Friend
I remember the first time I met my current advisor. I had just made the decision to switch my major from exercise science to journalism. The problem for me was that I knew virtually nothing about journalism or what it would take to complete the major. I anticipated a lot of writing, which I didn’t mind, but I was scared. My walk from Brock to his office in Alford was filled with nervous anticipation.
That first meeting ended up lasting close to an hour. Initially, we talked about why I ...
Comparing the Advising Process
We know how Cedarville University does advising, but what about some of its competitors? How do other schools define an advisor? Does being a Christian college affect the model used? Or is the advising process determined by the size of the school?
Cedars sought answers to these questions and others by talking with representatives from six competing universities.
Taylor University, a Christian university in Indiana, follows a faculty advising model, meaning that faculty ...
Strokes of Hope [Video]
Melinda Pinkerton, daughter of Cedarville University professor Mark Pinkerton, lives with hope while coping with NF2. The disease is destroying her physical body. But Mel's spiritual journey, which she shares through painting and blogging, has been inspirational to countless others.