ERIC Number: ED416913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec-8
Reference Count: N/A
Bronx Community College's Developmental Academic Advising Center: An Evolving Model for the Millennium.
Santa Rita, Emilio, D., Jr.
This paper proposes a model for developmental academic advising (DAA) at New York's Bronx Community College (BCC) and reviews the purposes of DAA and barriers to its implementation. The first section presents a conceptual model of DAA and its priorities, indicating that it functions as an active attempt to stimulate personal and intellectual growth, a psychological and social support system, and an administrative record-keeping activity. The second section describes 12 barriers to implementing DAA in postsecondary institutions and suggests methods specific to BCC for overcoming each barrier. The third section presents a model for implementing DAA by establishing a campus Developmental Academic Advising Center, including provisions for the following areas: (1) center structure, staff, staff enrichment, and evaluation; (2) center activities, including orientation, intake advising, identifying at-risk students, the facilitation of campus connections, and developmental and prescriptive advising functions; and (3) satellite services, such as reviewing candidates for graduation, transfer referrals, and employment counseling and placement. The final section ponders the future of DAA. Appendixes provide information on the differences between developmental and prescriptive advising; the characteristics of effective advisors; and a sample advisor survey with evaluation forms and checklists. Contains 26 references. (BCY)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.