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dc.contributor.authorMerva, Michael Ellis
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-25T04:30:17Z
dc.date.available2018-08-25T04:30:17Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.othermerva_michael_e_201805_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/merva_michael_e_201805_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/38463
dc.description.abstractAdvising literature is full of innovative advising “approaches” -- methods of structuring advising programs or individual appointments. Theories or philosophies of academic advising are less common, as advisors are more concerned with day-to-day practice. However, a foundational theory of advising is necessary in order to unify and professionalize advising. I propose that problematology, a philosophy of questioning developed by Belgian rhetorician Michel Meyer, provides a uniquely appropriate basis upon which to build a foundational theory of advising. In this dissertation I analyze current advising approaches from a problematological perspective to arrive at the most important concepts in advising. After an explanation of problematology, I then apply problematology to these advising concepts, resulting in the academic question-specialist theory of advising. This problematological theory of advising is able to encompass current practices and guide future advising approaches, but more importantly, it provides advisors with a simple way to explain our work to students and administrators across all settings of higher education.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectAcademic Advising
dc.subjectProblematology
dc.subjectPhilosophy of Education
dc.subjectAdvising Approaches
dc.subjectAdvising Assessment
dc.titleAcademic advisors as question-specialists
dc.title.alternativea problematological theory of academic advising
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentLifelong Education, Administration, and Policy
dc.description.majorSocial Foundations of Education
dc.description.advisorAndrew Gitlin
dc.description.committeeAndrew Gitlin
dc.description.committeeSheneka Williams
dc.description.committeeRoger Hill


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