Title

Affinity Seeking Strategies: At the Crossroads of Better Communication and Appreciative Advising

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

4-2015

Conference Name

National Academic Advising Association Region 5 Conference

Conference Location

Indianapolis, IN

Abstract

The use of affinity-seeking strategies by classroom teachers – the strategies instructors use to create affinity with their students – has been investigated by instructional communication researchers for over 25 years, and the proper use of such strategies by instructors has been found to both increase student liking toward the instructor and to increase affective and cognitive learning. This highly interactive session teaches advisors the affinity-seeking strategies that are most closely linked to increased learning and increased instructor credibility, how they may be applied to the academic advising session, and how they relate to each phase of Appreciative Advising. Attendees will also be introduced to the student affinity-seeking strategies that are most effective at improving student relationships with their instructors. The use of affinity-seeking strategies by classroom teachers – the strategies instructors use to create affinity with their students – has been investigated by instructional communication researchers for over 25 years, and the proper use of such strategies by instructors has been found to both increase student liking toward the instructor and to increase affective and cognitive learning. This highly interactive session teaches advisors the affinity-seeking strategies that are most closely linked to increased learning and increased instructor credibility, how they may be applied to the academic advising session, and how they relate to each phase of Appreciative Advising. Attendees will also be introduced to the student affinity-seeking strategies that are most effective at improving student relationships with their instructors.

Disciplines

Higher Education Administration

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