Who me? Write a statement of advising philosophy?
Yes! You! It’s easy, fun and totally doable with these fill-in-the blank-prompts!
Writing a statement of advising philosophy can help you create a more thoughtful and committed practice. It can also help you clearly articulate your core values and purpose and make your student interactions more intentional. Though producing this statement can be an important part of your professional development, it can be hard to start writing from scratch. We developed the prompts below to help you put your passion for advising into words. Also, see NACADA's links to writing philosophy statements.
Have fun and enjoy the opportunity to reflect; a personal statement can really help you grow!
Resources for developing your statement of advising and student services philosophy:
- Creating Your Statement of Advising Philosophy (Part One): An Advancing Practice Workshop
- Creating Your Statement of Advising Philosophy (Part Two): An Advancing Practice Workshop
- Creating Your Statement of Student Services Philosophy: An Advancing Practice Workbook (Susan Hagstrom & Amy Azuma)
- NACADA Personal Advising Philosophy Examples