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ERIC Number: ED340546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 29
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Advisement Intervention: A Key Strategy for a New Age--Student Consumerism.
Jefcoat, H. Greggory
This paper describes the Advisement Intervention System at East Central Community College (ECCC) in Decatur, Mississippi, recognized by the Small/Rural Community College Commission as an "exemplary program." The paper also provides suggestions for revising or developing an advising program. Many advising programs are not adequate because their function is consumer-oriented but their environments are dominated by traditionalist attitudes. The advisement program at ECCC underwent changes from traditionalist to consumerist orientation to adequately meet the needs of and to become accountable to the 1,400 students it serves. The program involved five advisement intervention meetings scheduled throughout the year to address specific content and purposes. A graduation transfer checklist was developed to actively involve students in tracking their academic progress, particularly the required core courses taken in order to graduate. In addition, an academic advising evaluation procedure and an effective advisor assignment method were developed. A beter communication network was implemented, including early alert absentee notifications and academic progress mailings for students experiencing problems in these areas. Students are required to complete an advisement checklist to identify problems or potential problems related to academics. An adviser sheet was also developed to promote goal setting, which fosters discussion between student and advisor. The appendices include the forms used to implement the advisement program. (LP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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