Leadership in Higher Education: Insights from Academic Advisers

  • George Steele The Ohio State University (retired)
  • Eric R. White The Pennsylvania State University (retired)
Keywords: Higher Education, Policy, Neoliberalism, Academic Capitalism, Educational Outcomes, Assessment, Academic Advising

Abstract

Higher education is facing significant structural challenges that must be addressed through changes in educational policy and practice. Higher education leadership often relies on corporate logics that ultimately exacerbate these problems. Academic advisers offer a unique perspective and expertise working on the front lines with students. Advisers must examine, debate, and study educational policies, practices, and issues at the organizational, institutional, and societal levels. Higher education leadership should seek advisers' guidance on these matters. A clarified educational purpose of academic advising is a necessary foundation in this endeavor. Foremost, academic advising must not be misconceived as a customer service.

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Published
2019-02-04