ERIC Number: ED192833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Course Approach to Academic Advising.
Mitchell, Charlie; Young, William
The first section of this two-part paper presents a brief discussion of the planning, pilot implementation, and benefits of Assessment and Advisement 100, a one-unit, self-paced, student development course offered at Mesa Community College. The course was designed to help entering students define why they are in college, determine what they want from the college experience, develop a plan to achieve their educational goals, and correlate their educational goals with career selection. The benefits of the course, determined through various pilot tests conducted during 1979, include improved retention, an increasingly internalized locus of control, and enhanced intrinsic motivation. Following this discussion, the six-unit workbook used by students enrolled in the course is presented. In the workbook, sequential units provide information and exercises which require students to: (1) familiarize themselves with college services in the areas of advisement, financial aid, career planning, counseling, library resources, and job placement; (2) assess their academic skills and weaknesses; (3) learn to allocate their time effectively; (4) articulate their expectations of the college and their tentative career choices; (5) delineate their educational goals; (6) establish a plan to achieve those goals; (7) select relevant courses; and (8) develop a tentative schedule for the following quarter. (JP)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Community Colleges, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Educational Counseling, Locus of Control, Pilot Projects, Planning, School Orientation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sequential Approach, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mesa Community Coll., AZ.
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Academic Advising of the National Academic Advisory Association (October, 1979) and accompanying workbook