ERIC Number: ED265818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Academic and Career Advising. Academic Challenges.
California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.
The status of student advisement services in the California State University (CSU) was assessed, and recent improvement efforts were evaluated. A total of 29 grant programs in academic and career advising funded between 1978 and 1981 were covered, along with systemwide workshops, a resource grants program, and dissemination efforts. It was found that advisement services at CSU have become more visible and integrated as a result of the grant competition, and faculty training and career advising were particularly benefited. The projects were successful in developing systemwide models for faculty training, staff development, career advising, and (indirectly) student retention, and in stimulating the production of scores of advising materials and aids. The following recommendations were offered: (1) student academic and career advising should be a campus and faculty responsibility, although other groups play a supportive role; (2) attention should be directed to faculty reward structures for advising, and expanded use of modern information technology for service delivery and analytic planning; and (3) all forms of advising could benefit from greater focus on the technical, political, and resources requirements attending program management. The titles of the grants, the campus, project director, and amount are listed. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Persistence, Career Counseling, College Students, Faculty Advisers, Faculty Development, Grants, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Rewards, State Universities
California State University, Office of the Chancellor, Academic Program Improvement, 400 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802-4275.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.