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Clemson’s College of Education Adopts Four-Year Undergrad Advising Model Amid Enrollment Gains that Defy National Trends

Advisor and StudentThis article originally appeared in the Clemson University Newstand  and is reprinted with permission.

This fall, Clemson’s College of Education has become the first on campus to adopt a college-wide, four-year advising model for its undergraduates. College leadership and student advisors worked collaboratively to develop this approach, which they say aligns the college more closely with the Clemson Forward strategic plan.

This model positions academic advisors to manage all tasks related to student scheduling and degree completion, while faculty members become involved once students transition to the professional level of their respective program area. According to Michelle Cook, associate dean for undergraduate studies in the college, the move will be a true “win-win” for faculty, staff and students in the college as well as the college’s partner school districts.

“Our college prides itself on the personal attention we

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