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ERIC Number: ED356693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Pages: 139
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Advising Handbook, 1992-93: Houston Baptist University.
Ford, Jerry
This publication offers assistance to those serving as academic advisors at Houston Baptist University (HBU), a Christian liberal arts university located in Houston, Texas. The handbook is divided into three sections. The first section contains research data concerning academic advising. Included are definitions of advising, roles and functions of academic advisors, behavioral objectives, and limitations of academic advising. Section 2 lists the characteristics and behaviors of a good advisor and provides various tips and strategies, including how to deal with problems such as student misbehavior, students with personal problems, and students on probation, as well as hints on time planning, listening, and career development. This section also contains a reprint of a career guide that provides information on a range of jobs, with salaries at entry, middle and senior levels. Section 3, headed "Houston Baptist University Advisor Responsibilities--1992-93," offers other information contributing to a picture of the advisor's task and importance in the total educational goals of the university. This section contains information pertaining to specific departments and to specific HBU regulations covering duties of advisors. It includes information concerning graduation requirements, English placement guidelines, foreign languages, advising freshmen in science and mathematics, advising students wanting to become teachers, and advising music students (a description of HBU's music groups is also given). Other topics include advising international students and student-athletes, financial aid processes, advanced general electives, convocation policies, study skills, and challenges confronting missionaries. The preamble to the HBU by-laws and a list of self-evaluation questions for advisors to measure their skills by conclude this section. Appendixes contain advising tables and registration and graduation questions that advisors should be able to answer. Included is a 58-item bibliography. (GLR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Baptist Univ., TX.