ERIC Number: ED339272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Academic Advising for Student Success: A System of Shared Responsibility. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 3, 1991.
Frost, Susan H.
This monograph examines student advising in the higher education setting by focusing on shared responsibility strategies that enhance student motivation and persistence in a diverse student population. In the first two sections, a new concept of advising called developmental advising is described in which the relationship between advisor and student is vital and in which the advisor's role is to help the student look at long-term as well as immediate goals. This quality in the advisor-student relationship serves to increase the student's involvement and persistence in college and to prepare the student for future decision-making situations. The strategies for achieving this type of relationship are explored in detail in the third section, including ways to help students focus on and assist in clarifying their needs and aims. The fourth section focuses on the particular needs, characteristics, and best advising strategies for special groups including minorities, academically under-prepared students, disabled students, student athletes and international students. Also discussed are students in transition, freshmen, students with undecided majors, transfer students and adult students. A sixth section offers advice on how to establish and implement a successful advising system through program management, selection and training of advisers, evaluation and recognition, collaboration, and viewing the program as a systematic enterprise. A series of recommendations and suggestions concludes the monograph. Over 200 references and an index are included. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Adult Students, Athletes, College Freshmen, College Students, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Disabilities, Faculty Advisers, Foreign Students, Goal Orientation, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Responsibility, School Holding Power, Student Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Transfer Students
ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, The George Washington University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036 ($17.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. School of Education and Human Development.