Academic Advising

New Insights for Teaching and Learning in the First Year
Paper: 978 1 889271 55 2 / $30.00
Published: May 2007

250 pp., 8 1/2" x 11"
Series: The First-Year Experience Monograph Series 46
Published in partnership with NACADA, The Global Community for Academic Advising

Grounded in the philosophy that academic advising is a robust form of one-on-one teaching, this monograph places advising in a new light, one that brings it to the center of the institutional mission and activity. The monograph challenges all readers to embrace the tremendous potential that academic advising has for educating today's college students. Chapter authors explore the advising paradigm; examine current student demographics; and address learning patterns, self-assessment, and technology as key components of advising. Chapters also explore academic advising before enrollment and beyond the advising office, as well as the critical issue of advising assessment. The diverse populations of first-year students addressed in this monograph include adult learners, students of color, students with disabilities, honors students, undecided students, first-generation students, and GLBT students. The monograph editors conclude the volume by offering a series of recommendations and addressing the future of advising.

Table of Contents:

The Academic Advisor as Teacher: First-Year Transitions
A National Portrait of First-Year Students
The Power of Personalized Learning Patterns in Academic Advising
Self-Assessment: Relevance and Value in First-Year Advising
Using Technology to Enhance the Advising Experience
Advising First-Year Students Before Enrollment
Collaborations Beyond the Advising Office
Assessment of Advising:Measuring Teaching and Learning Outcomes Outside the Classroom
Academic Advising of First-Year Adult Students
Creating Vital Students of Color Communities in the First Year With Academic Advising
Advising First-Year Honors Students
Adapting Learning Theory to Advising First-Year Undecided Students
First-Generation College Students: First-Year Undecided Students
First-Generation College Students: First-Year Challenges
Advising Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender First Year Students
Challenges and Recommendations for Today's' Advisors
Concept of Academic Advising
The Statement of Core Values of Academic Advising
Academic Advising Program: CAS Standards and Guidelines


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