ERIC Number: ED172841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Academic Advisement: An Integrated Approach.
Kapraun, E. Daniel; Coldren, Doris W.
Providing students with the opportunity to explore academic/career alternatives during the first two years of college is a basic mission of the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) of the Fayette campus of Pennsylvania State University, which provides the first two years of numerous baccalaureate programs. Effective academic advisement, which is crucial to this mission, is provided through a dual advisor system. The generalist advisor insures that the specialist (DUS-College) advisor has adequate information regarding the academic abilities and interests of the advisee, recent academic rule and curricular changes, and the advising process. The responsibilities of the DUS-College advisor are classified into two categories: procedural and substantive. Procedural reponsibilities include: maintaining a complete and up-to-date record of each advisee's progress; insuring that each advisee possesses or has access to appropriate academic information; and maintaining a working knowledge of academic actions which require advisor approval. Substantive responsibilities of academic advisement include: developing the student's schedule; developing a realistic academic plan cooperatively with the student; evaluating the student's academic progress; and exploring an appropriate long-range academic/career goal with the student. The criteria by which effective academic advisement is evaluated at the college are also explained in this descriptive report. (DJD)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Objectives, Counselor Evaluation, Counselor Role, Educational Counseling, Faculty Advisers, Guidance Objectives, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions, Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., Uniontown. Fayette Campus.