Inside Higher Ed
May 19th, 2015
For students at Florida Atlantic University, getting academic advising last semester was as convenient as free parking.
Since January, two parking garages on the university’s Boca Raton
campus have doubled as academic advising offices for commuter students,
whose schedules had not previously allowed them to use campus advising
“These students aren’t in the student union or in residence halls,”
Joe Murray, director of academic advising, said. “And for many of them,
most campus offices are closed when they’re on campus. There were
students who hadn’t interacted with an office for years.”
The idea of using “drive-up advising” to reach these students started
as a joke, Murray said, but it quickly turned into a reality.