ERIC Number: ED306897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-14
Student Academic Services: Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Working Together for Student Development at Eastern New Mexico University.
This report discusses the Student Academic Services (SAS) project at Eastern New Mexico University. It looks at how student development efforts have been augmented at the university. SAS is based on student development philosophy, fundamental to which is an understanding that the human individual functions as a unit, and his/her diverse features develop in interaction with one another. Therefore the enhancement of both cognitive and affective development should be considered essential to the missions of postsecondary institutions so that self-determination and self-direction can best result. The needs existing on Eastern's campus underlying the establishment of an inter-divisional student development structure were: to improve the academic skills of students; to bring academic units and student services departments closer together; to improve academic advising; to provide assistance to specific groups of students; and to deal with budget reductions. The purposes and goals of SAS are: to provide personal planning and self-development services to students; to integrate advising, counseling, and academic support services; to provide academic advising to undeclared students; to provide career planning materials; and to provide learning aids, tutoring, and consultation. The SAS Center offers a blend of classrooms, tutoring, practical skills laboratories, computers, people, programs, and services. Contains 6 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Eastern New Mexico Univ., Portales.