Advising Liaison Program (ALP)
The Advising Liaison Program's goal to strengthen student retention by applying a more hands-on approach to advising students with at-risk characteristics (i.e. conditionally admitted, first-generation, low income, low ACT scores, low high-school GPA, or academic deficiencies.) To achieve this goal, the ALP was developed as an initiative under a Title III grant previously administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Exemplary faculty advisors are chosen by the Academic Deans and Department Chairs in their colleges to serve as faculty advising liaisons. Faculty advising liaisons from each academic department advise incoming freshmen who have one or more at-risk characteristics. The faculty advising liaisons implement intrusive advising methods by initiating multiple contacts with their advisees and corresponding with them about academic alerts, midterm grades, and final grades.
The goal of the Advising Liaison Program is to foster a relationship between the advisee and the advisor that will strengthen the student’s connection to the university, support their academic performance, and result in at-risk freshmen being more persistent.
Advising Liaisons earn an annual faculty development stipend of $400 provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Click here to meet the Faculty Advising Liaisons for the 2017-2018 academic year.