Academic Advisors and Their Diverse Advisees: Towards More Ethical Global Universities

  • Yuko Ikegami Lee University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Amy Metcalfe University of British Columbia, Canada
Keywords: academic advising, diverse students, international students

Abstract

In this comparative content analysis, job postings for academic advising personnel from U.S. and Canadian higher education institutions were examined to ascertain expectations for job candidates in terms of skills and duties, educational requirements, and compensation. Fifty-three job descriptions from 18 research-intensive, public universities were collected for this study. The findings show that institutions expect academic advisors to be multitalented and skilled professionals, but that calls for experience working with international students are limited, despite the rising importance of internationalization in higher education.

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Author Biographies

Yuko Ikegami Lee, University of British Columbia, Canada

YUKO IKEGAMI LEE, M.Ed., is a practitioner-scholar at the University of British Columbia. In her role as an International Student Advisor-Recruiter, she has a keen interest in developmental academic advising and also promoting diversity and inclusion on campus. 

Amy Metcalfe, University of British Columbia, Canada

AMY SCOTT METCALFE, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests focus on higher education policy, internationalization, and faculty labor and identity. 

Published
2017-10-01
How to Cite
Lee, Y. I., & Metcalfe, A. (2017). Academic Advisors and Their Diverse Advisees: Towards More Ethical Global Universities. Journal of International Students, 7(4), 944-962. Retrieved from https://www.ojed.org/index.php/jis/article/view/183
Section
Research Articles