I am writing to highlight recent research results from the Center for Public Education.
This report emphasizes the importance of academic advising to student persistence. Although the summary indicates that “(p)ossibly the most surprising finding was the strength of academic advising as a factor in persistence,” this absolutely is not a surprise to most of us at the University of Kentucky.
Our academic advisors – including professional advisors across this campus – have been making valuable (in fact essential) contributions to retention and student success for many years, and I am confident that the significance and recognition of those contributions will increase in the years ahead.
Mark A. Taylor, JD, PhD
Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education
Senior Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies
University of Kentucky
109 Miller Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0035