Next Article in Journal
Quality Teaching: Finding the Factors That Foster Student Performance in Junior High School Classrooms
Previous Article in Journal
Helping Learners Become Their Own Teachers: The Beneficial Impact of Trained Concept-Mapping-Strategy Use on Metacognitive Regulation in Learning
Article

Academic Advising in Civil Engineering: Design and Evaluation of a Hybrid Model

School of Civil Engineering, University College Dublin, Belfield, D04 V1W8 Dublin, Ireland
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Kelum A.A. Gamage
Educ. Sci. 2022, 12(5), 326; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12050326
Received: 1 April 2022 / Revised: 22 April 2022 / Accepted: 27 April 2022 / Published: 6 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Section STEM Education)
A project to formalise and expand Academic Advising has been implemented at the UCD Civil Engineering School. The goals of this project were twofold: on the one hand, it aimed at training faculty members in Academic Advising roles and providing them with the necessary resources. On the other hand, the project sought to expand student interaction, in particular by engaging students informally in order to build a rapport between them and the academic advisors that we expect will bring long term benefits. The resulting model combines elements of both the prescriptive, e.g., formal training, informative talks on key topics, and developmental approaches, e.g., coffee mornings for students and faculty members. The evaluation of the project was carried out through questionnaires and focus groups. It highlighted very positive feedback from the students, who find these new lines of communication with the academic staff to be useful and productive. View Full-Text
Keywords: academic advising; civil engineering; hybrid model; decentralised model; developmental approach; prescriptive approach academic advising; civil engineering; hybrid model; decentralised model; developmental approach; prescriptive approach
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Keenahan, J.; Casero, M.; Cotterill, S.; O’Loughlin, F.; O’Sullivan, J.; Donohue, S.; McCrum, D.; Gonzalez, A.; Carroll, P.; Purcell, P. Academic Advising in Civil Engineering: Design and Evaluation of a Hybrid Model. Educ. Sci. 2022, 12, 326. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12050326

AMA Style

Keenahan J, Casero M, Cotterill S, O’Loughlin F, O’Sullivan J, Donohue S, McCrum D, Gonzalez A, Carroll P, Purcell P. Academic Advising in Civil Engineering: Design and Evaluation of a Hybrid Model. Education Sciences. 2022; 12(5):326. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12050326

Chicago/Turabian Style

Keenahan, Jennifer, Miguel Casero, Sarah Cotterill, Fiachra O’Loughlin, John O’Sullivan, Shane Donohue, Daniel McCrum, Arturo Gonzalez, Páraic Carroll, and Patrick Purcell. 2022. "Academic Advising in Civil Engineering: Design and Evaluation of a Hybrid Model" Education Sciences 12, no. 5: 326. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12050326

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop