New faculty members are often assigned the task of advising undergraduate student clubs and organizations, but new faculty are typically unprepared for this role. Not only are new faculty members unprepared for the advisorship, they are often unmentored in transitioning the club or organization from one advisor to the next. In addition, balancing the important role of organization advising with the expectations of promotion and tenure can be frustrating for new faculty members. Therefore, my colleague and I wrote this article for the purpose of sharing our undergraduate organization advising experience. This is what worked for us as we transferred the advisorship of a large, active undergraduate student organization from one advisor to another. For this article we wrote practical, general suggestions for advising undergraduate student clubs and organizations. Specifically, though, we are sharing guidelines that worked for us during an advisortransition year.



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