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ERIC Number: ED568027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 205
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3395-3528-9
A Case Study of Community Colleges That Require Academic Advising
Thimblin, Alison L.
ProQuest LLC, D.A. Dissertation, George Mason University
As community colleges shift their focus from access to success, academic advising is being recognized as a process that is influential on student success. Interventions including elements of prescriptive, developmental and intrusive advising have been put in place at a number of community colleges, with success measured in terms of retention. Community colleges are faced with resource challenges and many find it difficult to incorporate academic advising successfully. This dissertation is a case study of very large, multi-campus community colleges that require advising, in an effort to describe how the institutions are able to require advising and the challenges the institutions face to make this requirement successful. Data was obtained from interviews, observations, and documents and was analyzed using the organizational theory of Bolman and Deal. The findings are relevant to community colleges. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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