ERIC Number: ED284612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Academic Advising for Retention Purposes.
Kazazes, Barbara A.
An effective academic advising system can assist in the retention of two-year college students; however, the institution and its faculty must be committed to providing such a system. Establishing a successful advising system would require the following: (1) a clear distinction must be made between academic advising and course scheduling; (2) academic advisers should meet with advisees at least once during the quarter other than registration time; (3) academic advisers should be faculty members who are genuinely interested in advisement; (4) the institution should support the faculty member in this role by ensuring reasonable workloads, conducting in-service training, providing handbooks and other institutional documents, and recognizing the role and contribution of the advisers; (5) academic advisement should be provided in a number of ways since no universal delivery system operates best for all students; (6) academic advisement should serve to develop students' educational and career goals, and thereby reduce attrition; and (7) the system of academic advisement should be evaluated systematically by all participants on a regular basis and identified problems corrected. (EJV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Guilford Technical Community Coll., Jamestown, NC.