ERIC Number: ED261639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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The Undecided College Student: An Academic and Career Advising Challenge.
Gordon, Virginia N.
The way that academic advisers, counselors, faculty, and administrators can help undecided college students set and implement educational and career goals is described. The focus is a developmental advising approach and career development concepts. Origins of indecision, categories of undecided students, and model programs for counseling and advising students are considered, with attention to program components, delivery systems, administrative concerns, individual and group advising techniques, adviser techniques and training, and program evaluation. The term "undecided" is used as the descriptor for students unwilling, unable, or unready to make educational and/or vocational decisions. The following types of undecided students are addressed: entering freshmen, major-changers, undecided upperclassmen, and special category undecided students (e.g., honor students, student athletes, adult students, and underprepared students). Delivery models are identified, including general advising center, faculty advising, advising centers for undecided students, residence hall centers, and university colleges or divisions. Included is a questionnaire, "Assessing Your Advising Program for Undecided Students," along with scoring instructions. A freshman orientation survey is also provided. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Aspiration, Career Counseling, College Faculty, College Students, Counselor Training, Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Faculty Advisers, Group Counseling, Higher Education, Individualized Programs, Models, Nonmajors, Occupational Aspiration, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Educational Objectives, Student Personnel Workers
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62717 ($16.75).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
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