ERIC Number: ED272781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Using Residence Halls in the Academic Advising Process: Three Big-Ten Models.
This report presents a strong case for integrating academic advising into the residential setting. It is pointed out that a certain degree of friendliness and informality exists in these settings that encourages discussion and information exchange, and the professional staffs who work in residence halls are specifically trained to address students' developmental needs. Eight features of the setting are noted: (1) residence hall staff has continuous contact with students; (2) they know students individually; (3) they have good communications networks; (4) they can identify troubled students earlier than can other departments; (5) students know these staff members care; (6) students usually talk about psycho-social development in their first 2 years of college, rather than about intellectual development; (7) residence halls can provide an accessible and informal atmosphere; and (8) the student network will give very immediate feedback on all issues. The residentially-based academic advising programs at the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois are described in this report and information is included on programs, structure, staff, referral procedures, and libraries. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Williams Midwest Region Conference of Academic Affairs Administrators (19th, Terre Haute, IN, October 2-4, 1985).