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ERIC Number: ED017035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL ADVISING. GUIDELINES.
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Cleveland, OH. Field Service Program.
THIS GUIDELINE DEALS WITH THE DAY-TO-DAY ADVISING OF FOREIGN STUDENTS. SUCH ADVISING IS THE MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FOREIGN STUDENT ADVISOR. THE ADVISOR SEES THAT INSTITUTIONAL RESOURCES ARE BEING WISELY USED ACCORDING TO THE SPECIAL NEEDS AND PROBLEMS OF FOREIGN STUDENTS. THE SOURCES OF SUPPORT, LINES OF COMMUNICATION AND ASSISTANCE, METHODS OF INFORMING NEW FOREIGN STUDENTS ABOUT THE INSTITUTION AND THE FOREIGN STUDENT SERVICES, AND A COMPARISON OF TWO ACTIVITIES (ADVISING AND COUNSELING) ARE DISCUSSED. THE FOREIGN STUDENT ADVISOR ACTS AS A LIAISON BETWEEN THE FOREIGN STUDENT AND HIS ACADEMIC ADVISOR. THE ROLE OF THE ACADEMIC ADVISOR IN THE SOLUTION OF ACADEMIC DIFFICULTIES IS EXAMINED. COMMON DIFFICULTIES INCLUDE INSUFFICIENT KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH, A POOR BACKGROUND IN ACADEMIC SUBJECTS, INAPPROPRIATE STUDY METHODS, AND GOAL CONFLICT. TO MEDIATE BETWEEN THE MAINTAINENCE OF ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND SPECIAL PROBLEMS, FLEXIBILITY IN CURRICULUM PLANNING IS NEEDED. THE PERSONAL ADVISING OF FOREIGN STUDENTS IS HAMPERED BY CULTURAL FACTORS AND THE NOVELTY OF THE ADVISING SITUATION FOR A FOREIGN STUDENT. THE KINDS OF PROBLEMS WHICH MAY BE ENCOUNTERED, INDICATIONS OF COPING DIFFICULTY, AND REFERRAL METHODS ARE DESCRIBED. PRINTED AIDS, FOREIGN GRADUATE STUDENT NEEDS, AND INTER-INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATION ARE CONSIDERED. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR FOREIGN STUDENT AFFAIRS, 809 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA, NEW YORK, N.Y. FOR $0.50. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Cleveland, OH. Field Service Program.
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