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March 7, 2013

Universities are successful with early advising, Kansas State study shows

Universities that have used “intrusive advising”— getting aggressively involved early in helping struggling students academically — have shown results, research at Kansas State University shows.

Universities that have used “intrusive advising”— getting aggressively involved early in helping struggling students academically — have shown results, research at Kansas State University shows.

Kansas State, in a news release, described research done there working with at-risk students in residence halls to identify challenges and solutions in advising.

One of Kansas State’s researchers, Abby Tennant, will earn her master’s degree in college student personnel in May, the university said.

Proactive advising helps students connect with campus services, the university said.

Tennant found that intrusive advising should be used for all first-year students and not just at-risk students. Forty-four percent of first-year university students nationwide do not go on to their second year, she found in her research. .

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