What is Flipped Advising?
Flipped Advising is born out of the "Flipped Classroom" approach that has students learn content prior to attending class and then the class time is used for engaging activities and application of the content.
Similarly, Flipped Advising:
- Asks students to learn prior to their appointment (i.e. review curriculum, view their DegreeWorks audit, identify courses for next semester)
- Utilizes tools such as the learning management system (Blackboard), websites, and newsletters to house important resources (videos, modules, forms, etc.) and promote engagement in preparation for advisement.
- Allows the one-on-one time during the advising session to be used for reflection & in-depth conversations about such things as their academic goals, beyond the classroom engagement, and career exploration.
Flipped Advising at USC
The following academic areas utilize the Flipped Advising approach. Advisors use a variety of methods to provide information and engage with their advisees. Advisors will communicate and share directly with students any Flipped Advising resources and pre-advisement expectations.
|Academic Area||Student Population||Assigned Academic Advisor(s)||Flipped Advising Resources|
|Biological Sciences||1st & 2nd year students||
Megan Stanley Myers
|Biological Sciences Flipped Advising Website|
|Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geological Science, Marine Science||1st year students||Alexa Dean||Blackboard Learning Module|
|College of Information & Communications||1st -3rd year students||Sabrina McClure||Blackboard Learning Module|
|Pharmaceutical Sciences||Pre-Pharmacy students||
Tony Fucci (Student Services Manager
- Academic Planning worksheet
- PharmD Application progress checklist
- Course selection & registration resources