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Auburn University Advisors and Counselors Caucus Pearls of Wisdom
- "Every advisor could benefit from simply asking the question, 'Would I have liked me for advisor?'"
- "As an advisor, I possess tremendous power to make students' lives miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. My response determines whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a student humanized or de-humanized."
- "Give bad advice, and you'll get all the credit!"
- "Good academic advising depends heavily upon good academic record keeping."
- "Oh, to have an eraser that would wipe out painful memories. Not so much of the times when we've been hurt, but those stabbing memories of the times when we've hurt others."
- "Where there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness."
- "Maintain a sense of humor!"
- "Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part"
- "Always ask the 'why' question. Sometimes students are ready to open up to someone who will listen. This is progress!"
Last Updated: October 25, 2016