Intrusive interventions with second semester freshmen on probation is a concept of deliberate intervention in order to enhance student motivation to utilize structured assistant modes. The model is consistent with current research on retention. A three-point theoretical model of intrusive advising is presented and an example of a successful framework used at Old Dominion University is described.
*WALTER R. EARL received a Ph.D. in Urban Studies from Old Dominion University, where he is a staff therapist with the Counseling Center, with particular emphasis in working with students with severe academic difficulties. He was formerly the director of Academic Advising, Testing, and Orientation, and has over twenty years of experience in counseling college freshmen. He is a licensed counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.