After attending the NACADA conference a few weeks ago, my institution has gathered a committee to create an undeclared advising program that would be housed in our Academic Resource Center. Currently, all undeclared or exploratory students are advised by faculty advisors and our committee is developing a proposal for the VP’s of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to demonstrate the importance of professional advising and a program for these students. We realize that this shift would possibly require additional staff and budget allocation. We are trying to configure what the cost would be for this program to be successful.
My questions: How much, annually, do you think it would cost per student to run this program?---considering a welcome BBQ, workshops, excursions, events, printing, etc. We would like to present all imperative information in our proposal to ensure that we do this right. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Katie Miller, Academic Advisor
Western State College of Colorado
Taylor Hall 302D
Gunnison, CO 81231