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Completion Initiative: Intrusive Advising


The term "intrusive advising" has been used since the 1980's to describe advising that involves personal contact, student responsibility for decision making, student recognition of causes of poor academic performance, and problem-solving for the future. 

Intrusive advising requires outreach activities on the part of the advisior.  It is sometimes called:

  • proactive advising

Related terms are:

  • advising outreach
  • humanized advising
  • holistic advising

Retention Interventions for At-Risk Students (including intrusive advising)