ERIC Number: ED393046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
The Student Development Center: Innovative Cluster Programming for Advising, Career Counseling and Placement for the University of Nevada, Reno.
Dollarhide, Colette T.; And Others
Student services offices are often designed to react to crisis rather than plan interventions. This program is an innovative approach to academic advising for undecided or undeclared students. Overall, this program was developed on the basis of leading perspectives of student development--both personal development and epistemological development--and represents an attempt to address the needs of students in a coherent programming approach called "cluster programming." This cluster program is designed to assist all students to transition onto the campus, into a major, and finally into a career after graduation. Theoretical rationales provide the basis for descriptions of the manner in which programs need to be offered to address the personal development and the epistemological development of students. Perspectives addressed are: counseling, epistemological, freshman, and senior. An overview of the Student Development Center at the University of Nevada is offered. Appendices provide program summaries which outline the activities of each of the three programming venues within the Student Development Center: First Year Programs, Academic and Life/Career Counseling Program, and Senior Year Program. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the National Academic Advising Association (Manhattan, KS, October 8-11, 1995).