ERIC Number: ED324622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Giving Advice to Students: A Road Map for College ACPA Media Publication No. 44.
Schein, Howard K.; And Others
This book is written for faculty and student affairs professionals. Its goal is to assist these professionals in helping students learn to set their own directions, while knowing how and where to get help at all stages. Two premises underlie the book: that students often do not make optimal use of their colleges because they are not acquainted with the underlying principles of academic life; and that the tasks of working through the academic structure, planning a satisfying undergraduate education, and learning how to use academic resources are developmental processes that can make college a rewarding experience. The two major objectives of the book are to use students' needs as the focal point for demonstrating how academic and student affairs issues are wedded and to present a scheme for teaching students self-advising skills and strategies. Chapter 1 discusses an intersection for academic and student affairs; chapter 2 describes the common ground underlying these two sectors. Chapters 3 through 7 each consist of two parts, one presenting conceptual and practical approaches to a problem area and the second consisting of relevant short essays. Chapters 3 through 7 deal with: The Myth of the Academic Major (chapter 3); Making Resources Visible (chapter 4); Some Basic Job Search Strategies (chapter 5); Schooling Beyond the Bachelor's Degree: Fact and Fiction (chapter 6); and A Primer on Counseling Skills: Identifying, Helping, and Referring Troubled Students (chapter 7). References are included. (NB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Higher Education, Student Development, Student Personnel Services
American College Personnel Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72161, $18.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.