ERIC Number: ED250023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Implementing Advising Programs.
Langley, Harry M.
Two approaches to developmental advising programs are described in this report, along with strategies for successfully implementing developmental advising systems through credit classroom and noncredit seminar experiences. Section I describes developmental advising at Brenau College, providing information on Act I, a 1-hour class serving as the foundation of Brenau's 4-year student development model; activities, evaluation procedures, outcomes, and costs of the program; potential for adaptation of the advising model in other institutions; and the evolution of the advising program. Section II traces the development of the advising program at Brunswick Junior College, focusing on the pre-1981 period during which division chairs performed all advising, the period between 1981 and 1982 during which efforts were made to increase faculty involvement, and the period from 1982 to the present during which various activities were undertaken to enhance the advising program. Section III discusses various strategies for gaining support for advising programs using the experiences of both Brenau College and Brunswick Junior College. Examined are questions of administrative and faculty support, cooperation between academic and student affairs, academic committees and group action, and drafting program proposals. Appendices contain a definition of and rationale for developmental academic advising and an outline of the advising roles to be fulfilled. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Brenau College GA; Brunswick Junior College GA
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the National Academic Advising Association (8th, Philadelphia, PA, October 14-17, 1984).