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September 27, 2017

Driving Toward a Degree: The Evolution of Academic Advising in Higher Education

Following Tyton Partners’ 2015 two-part series Driving Toward a Degree: The Evolution of Planning and Advising in Higher Education and 2016 publication Driving Toward a Degree: Establishing a Baseline on Integrated Approaches to Planning and Advising, this year’s publication is also a two-part series that tracks the progress of academic advising redesign from the institutional and supplier perspectives in support of improved student outcomes.

PART 1: STATE OF THE ACADEMIC ADVISING FIELD

Drawing largely from Tyton Partners’ 2017 primary research survey that reached over 2,200 administrators and advisors across 1,400 institutions, Part 1 measures the extent and impact of various student success practices, products, and services related to undergraduate academic advising, and introduces readers to contextually-relevant benchmarks that enable institutions to gauge their progress and to identify what barriers are preventing institutions from equaling or exceeding best in class.

PART 2: SUPPLIER LANDSCAPE

Part 2 allows readers to gain insight into the present and future states of technologies for integrated academic advising according to the metrics of product sophistication, market reach, and product breadth.