Development and implementation of an advising program’s meet-and-greet session

Lucio R. Volino, Danielle M. Candelario, Mary Barna Bridgeman

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Objective. To describe the implementation and perceptions of an advising program’s meet-and-greet session on student/faculty interactions. Design. Student advisees and faculty advisors attended a meet-and-greet program designed to facilitate introductions. Two online surveys evaluating program perceptions were electronically distributed to participants. Assessment. Twenty-eight advisors and 226 students attended; 17 faculty members and 42% (n595) of students completed the survey. Advisors and advisees found the program valuable (100%, 85%) and recommended holding it again (100%, 93%), respectively. Most advisors agreed that the event improved success in meeting advisees while reducing time needed to schedule and meet with advisees. Students felt more comfortable contacting advisors after participating, with 83% agreeing it was more convenient than scheduling separate meeting times. Conclusion. An advising meet-and-greet program facilitated initial advisee/advisor meetings while reducing self-reported faculty time/resources. This activity could be implemented by other institutions seeking to promote student advising relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number150
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics


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