ERIC Number: ED197697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Brown, Peggy, Ed.
Forum for Liberal Education, v3 n4 Feb 1981
Six programs demonstrating some of the ways colleges and universities are strengthening their advising programs to help students attain liberal educations are described, and an essay by Thomas J. Grites is presented. In "Academic Advising: An Atlas for Liberal Education," Grites defines academic advising as a decision-making process during which students realize their maximum educational potential through communication and information exchanges with an adviser. Grites further delineates the scope of advising with the inclusion of an understanding of the value and purpose of general education and the encouragement to participate in various extracurricular organizations and activities. The six programs described in this issue are as follows: Faculty and Peer Advisers at Marymount Manhattan College; Advising and Student Services at Oregon State University; University Division at Bowling Green State University; Academic Advising Office and Information Counter at University of Rochester; Paraprofessional Academic Advisers at Ocean County College; and Division of Undergraduate Studies at Pennsylvania State University, Fayette Campus. The Bowling Green and Pennsylvania programs are directed to helping undecided students stay in school. Oregon State's program is designed to assist both high school and community college students adjust to the university, and the University of Rochester provides immediate advising aid at its Academic Information Counter. Marymount Manhattan's peer advising and Ocean County College's paraprofessional program provide alternatives to traditional faculty advisers. Descriptions of resources and other college porgrams are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Articulation (Education), Decision Making, Faculty Advisers, General Education, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Peer Counseling, Program Descriptions, School Holding Power, Student College Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
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Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.