ERIC Number: EJ872211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Academic Advising in the Wonderland of College for Developmental Students
Hollis, Leah P.
College Student Journal, v43 n1 p31-35 Mar 2009
Over the past 15 years, the Department of Education has continuously reported the increasing need for developmental and remedial education at post secondary institutions. Furthermore, only 16% of all college students are traditional aged 18-22 year old residential students, while 12 million college students are over the age of 25 (Nunley, 2007, p.B18). With changing demographics and the students' need for remediation, academic advisors need to be cognizant of the nuances in working with this population. This article considers the methods in providing academic advising to nontraditional students who often need remediation and developmental support. Also, this discussion provides a model for professional academic advisors in delivering sound advising services to the developmental student population.
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Students, Academic Advising, Remedial Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Developmental Programs, Student Needs, Role
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Education Level: Higher Education
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