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ERIC Number: ED573323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Advising in British Columbia. Executive Summary
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
"Advising" consists of those activities and tasks that result in providing information to students. British Columbia's (BC) post-secondary education has evolved over the past number of years and student advising has changed along with it. Post-secondary institutions are currently challenged to increase student engagement, improve workplace readiness of their graduates, internationalize, increase retention rates of Aboriginal and non-traditional students, and prepare students for sustained participation in a learning economy. This executive summary of the full report examines academic advising in BC, references it to the literature on the topic, offers examples of successful practices, and identifies areas for future research. The research consisted of a literature search, an online survey of advisors currently working in BC Transfer System institutions, a website review, and student focus groups. [For the full report, "Academic Advising in British Columbia," see ED573322.]
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer. 709-555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6, Canada. Tel: 604-412-7700; Fax: 604-683-0576; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada