ERIC Number: ED247820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Maximizing the Use of Faculty Advisors.
Grites, Thomas J.
Ways to promote academic advising are suggested at a conference for deans and directors. Objectives that an institution should address are as follows: (1) to provide advisers with accurate and timely information about the policies, procedures, and processes that affect the advising relationship; (2) to provide advisers with additional skills often required in their advising responsibilities; (3) to increase student satisfaction with advising; (4) to increase adviser satisfaction with advising; and (5) to develop a comprehensive approach to academic planning as a part of the total advising process. The importance of assessing the commitment of the institution to the advising process is noted. In order to achieve the objectives, attention must be directed to selection and training of faculty advisers, evaluation of advisers, and compensation or reward. Advising and student development can be conceptualized by levels and stages. The primary level involves information-giving about registration, graduation, and courses, while the professional level concerns more advanced areas, such as selection of majors or graduate schools. The next level involves the adviser's personal skills in recognizing student problems and making referrals. Stages of the advising process begin with the student's first contact. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Summer Work Conference, "Vital Resources--Students and Dollars," sponsored by the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (Fort Collins, CO, July 19-21, 1978).