ERIC Number: EJ791243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Could Fixing Academic Advising Fix Higher Education?
Hunter, Mary Stuart; White, Eric R.
About Campus, v9 n1 p20-25 Mar-Apr 2004
Academic advising, well developed and appropriately accessed, is perhaps the only structured campus endeavor that can guarantee students sustained interaction with a caring and concerned adult who can help them shape such an experience. Under the guidance of an academic adviser, students can clarify the purposes of their college attendance, achieve vital personal connections with mentors, plan for the future, determine their role and responsibilities in a democratic society, and come to understand how they can achieve their potential. In this article, the authors present the essential characteristics of an effective academic advising system. When these characteristics are taken together, they offer the greatest opportunity for advising to be seen by staff, administrators, faculty, and most importantly students as central to the academic enterprise.
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Higher Education, Faculty Advisers, Counseling Psychology, Fundamental Concepts, Program Descriptions, Change Strategies, Guidelines
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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