ERIC Number: ED360020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Educational Advising for Student Retention.
Santa Rita, Emilio
Drawing from the literature and research on educational advising and student retention, this handbook provides practical guidelines on advising students, based on five propositions. The propositions are that: (1) educational advisement should be designed to provide accurate, consistent, accessible information for students concerning their progress within their curriculum; (2) the best single indication of the likelihood of college persistence is the student's ability to cope with academic problems; (3) educational advising should be career focused; (4) the quality of student-faculty interaction is a major contributing variable to college holding power; and (5) the premier goal of educational advising is a full response to the student's needs. Each of the five sections of the handbook deals with one of these propositions. Part 1 deals with providing information to different categories of students, including returning, entering, freshmen, English-as-a-Second-Language, international, undecided, change of major, transfer, part-time, and probationary students. Part 2 suggests ways of helping students cope with 19 difference academic problems. Part 3 deals with 15 categories of difficulties encountered in the course of making a decision about a career. Part 4 reviews seven ways of responding to students who come for advisement. Finally, part 5 outlines the method of making an effective referral and summarizes referral skills. Each section concludes with case studies and specific recommendations. An academic advisor checklist and evaluation form used at Bronx Community College and responses to case problems are included. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Educational Counseling, Faculty Advisers, Referral, School Holding Power, Student Needs, Student Problems, Teacher Student Relationship, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY. Dept. of Student Development.