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ERIC Number: ED451761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
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Improving and Developing the Academic Advising Process at Grambling State University To Enhance Students' Academic Success.
Fields, Hall R.; Barrett, Anita
The purpose of this study was to develop an academic counseling and advising process that would improve the communication between other units of Grambling State University and the College of Basic and Special Studies (CBSS) in ways that would enhance student retention and satisfy students' academic needs. Five propositions on academic advising for student success were identified from the literature and research on academic advising and student retention: (1) advising should be designed to provide accurate, consistent, and accessible information for students concerning their progress within their curricula; (2) the best single indication of the likelihood of college persistence is the student's ability to cope with academic problems; (3) academic advising should be career focused; (4) the quality of student-faculty interaction is a major variable contributing to college holding power; and (5) the premier goal of educational advising is a full response to the student's needs. A committee of academic counselors used the information gained from the literature review to develop criteria for the advising process. Input also came from a formative committee of three CBSS counselors, four students, the directors of the computer, Academic Skills, and financial aid centers, and representatives from the eight degree-granting programs. It was recommended that the procedures selected by the committees be implemented into the University's advising and registration process as soon as possible. Further development and adjustment of the academic advising process was also recommended. Six appendixes contain supplemental information, including a list of improvement criteria. (Contains 24 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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