Residential Life Presented on “Intrusive Advising in Residential Life”
Director Don Bigelow, with Assistant Director Amber Rice, recently presented on “Intrusive Advising in Residential Life” at to ACHUO-I Academic Initiatives Conference. Intrusive Advising is best described as an action-oriented proactive approach to assist and support students through their educational journey.
Residential Life/Learning Communities has implemented the direct approach of working with residential students termed “Intrusive Advising.” This is a core aspect of the experience our residential students will participate in, as it places a responsibility on the Residential Life staff to build relationships with our students as we help them navigate SUNY Brockport.
In just our second year of having our staff take a more direct and intentional means to building rapport with students we see results such as 92% of our students reporting they feel welcome and excited to be at SUNY Brockport! 91% of respondants report that their RA has helped them feel welcome in their first month at SUNY Brockport. These are exciting initial responses, collected from a survey sent to all residential students, with a response rate of 18%.