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EAB’s Dr. Ed Venit and Dr. Christina Hubbard examine the virtues of virtual advising and explore several important advantages the practice offers over face-to-face advising.
Ed and Christina trace the evolution of virtual advising from phone calls to Zoom sessions. They also discuss lessons learned from the 2020 spring semester that suggest both students and advisors prefer the flexibility and efficiency they gain by abandoning traditional nine-to-five office hours and office-based appointments.
Finally, they touch on the move toward more holistic, student-centered advising approaches and how virtual sessions fit that new paradigm.
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