ERIC Number: ED253124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Taxonomic Key for Academic Exploration Students & Advisors. Second Edition.
Zarvell, Ray K.
A "taxonomic key"--a manual that provides a systematic approach to academic decision-making for college students--is presented. The key is used to help students who enroll in the Academic Exploration Program at Bardley University to decide on a college major and a career. The key can assist the student and adviser by: helping clarify the student's current "position" in educational goal planning; suggesting special assistance; helping students clarify their basic interest areas; suggesting sample curricula; and providing the means to "test" the student's educational and career decisions. The student begins career exploration with the Academic Major Selection Pretest. Sections of the guide cover: the level of academic choice; academic major and career decision-making; basic interest categories; course requirements and selection guidelines; curricula location guide; course selection glossary; a guide to companies categorized according to interest areas--creative, scientific, technical, social, standardized, and business; a post-test; declaring the major; and the final step of professional placement. The key provides cross references to pages in the text that provide more detailed information for students. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Aspiration, Classification, College Programs, College Students, Decision Making, Guides, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Occupational Aspiration, Student Interests
Bradley University, Student Planning Center for Orientation and Advisement, Bradley Hall 136, Peoria, IL 61625 ($9.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bradley Univ., Peoria, IL. Center for Orientation, Advisement, Retention.