ERIC Number: ED340274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Advising for Student Success: A System of Shared Responsibility. ERIC Digest.
Frost, Susan H.
This brief report summarizes a longer report with the same title. It focuses on the outcomes of academic advising within the context of research on contact between faculty and students, student involvement, and persistence. It is suggested that colleges and universities use strategic planning to design advising programs based on relationships of shared responsibility and focused on student success. It is noted that academic advising has shown positive benefits in improving student persistence, involvement, and motivation. Considered are ways advisers can engage students in the advising process and assist students in transition. Recommended is the systematic development of the advising process through collaboration of administrators, coordinators, advisers, and support personnel. Recommendations for student advising include: (1) promote concepts of shared responsibility for both students and the institution; (2) begin the advising relationship with an awareness of the larger purpose of advising and move to an awareness of details; and (3) develop a collaborative environment where students can contact many members of the college community for answers to questions that arise in academic planning. Contains six references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Advising, Academic Persistence, Educational Counseling, Faculty Advisers, Higher Education, Individual Counseling, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.