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One of the greatest challenges in higher education is helping students to achieve academic success while ensuring that their personal and vocational needs are fulfilled. For the academic advisor, there are as many hurdles as there are opportunities for growth and change. The explosive rate of enrollment, the emergence of new curricula, and the advent of technology are just some of the developments that have profoundly affected academic advising. This handbook not only clarifies the current status of academic ...
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One of the greatest challenges in higher education is helping students to achieve academic success while ensuring that their personal and vocational needs are fulfilled. For the academic advisor, there are as many hurdles as there are opportunities for growth and change. The explosive rate of enrollment, the emergence of new curricula, and the advent of technology are just some of the developments that have profoundly affected academic advising. This handbook not only clarifies the current status of academic advising but also envisions its role and practice for the future.More than thirty experts offer their knowledge and advice in this comprehensive reference. They explore all the critical aspects of academic advising and provide rich insights for faculty and full-time advisors, counselors, and those who are responsible for the administration or coordination of advising services. Topics include:*The history and philosophy of academic advising*The influence of theory in contemporary practice*Ethical considerations and legal obligations*Advising multicultural students and students with special needs*Integrating advising with career and life planning*Advising students one-to-one and in groups*Organizational models for effective advising*Technological resources that support advising*Strategies for training and evaluating advisors*Anticipating and adapting to changes in academic advisingNo advising professional should be without the wisdom in this extensive handbook. Academic Advising is a broad resource that shares the latest research, sound advice, and practical suggestions for approaching on-campus advising and its many tasks, obligations, and roles.
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Editorial Reviews

The National Academic Advising Association, or NACADA, is responsible for this group of 28 papers written by and for professionals whose job it is to guide students in their academic decision making. The handbook is arranged in sections on foundations, student diversity, organization and delivery of services, training and evaluation, and changes in the field. The contributions spell out accepted thinking and practices with regard to organizational models, the needs of various kinds of students, assessment instruments, and technological delivery systems, among other topics. Gordon has written extensively on advising, and Habley is associated with the American College Testing Center; both are affiliated with NACADA. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"This long overdue work succeeds in gathering under one cover the written thoughts of the very best minds in academic advising over the past twenty-five years. Its authors provide a powerful blAnding and balancing of both theory and practice. From novices to veterans, this handbook is the new bible for professional academic advisors." --John N. Gardner, senior fellow, National Resource Center on the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina, Columbia

"It is indeed my pleasure to Andorse Academic Advising. This handbook provides advisors with one of the most comprehensive overviews of key concepts in academic advising by many of the best-known experts in advising. It is an absolute must for every advisor's professional collection!" --Manuel Ramos, president, National Academic Advising Association

"Academic advising represents a fundamental and integral part of the student experience and the mission of higher education. Therefore, it is with deep respect for the profession and with a strong belief that this collection of essays will provide a valuable tool for advisors and all others interested in the history and future of advising. This handbook is a must for your professional reading list." --Martha M. Garland, vice-provost and dean for undergraduate studies, The Ohio State University

"A great contribution to academic advising literature, Academic Advising explores various approaches and pedagogical models of advising. It is a very readable and informative resource for academic advisors." --Robert E. Glennen, president emeritus, Emporia State University, New Mexico

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118045510
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 1,147,177
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Virginia N. Gordon is assistant dean emeritus and adjunct associate professor at Ohio State University. She has written more than forty books, monographs, essays, and articles on advising administration, working with undecided students, and advisor training. She was the founder and first director of the National Clearinghouse on Academic Advising.

Wesley R. Habley is director of the ACT Office for the Enhancement of Educational Practices and has served as director of academic advising at Illinois State University and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is the author of three monographs on campus practices in academic advising and has been published in the NACADA Journal, the NASPA Journal, and New Directions for Higher Education.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Foundations of Academic Advising 1

Introduction Thomas J. Grites Grites, Thomas J. 1

1 Historical Foundations of Academic Advising Terry L. Kuhn Kuhn, Terry L. 3

2 Theoretical Foundations of Academic Advising Peter L. Hagen Hagen, Peter L. Peggy Jordan Jordan, Peggy 17

3 Ethical Foundations of Academic Advising Marc Lowenstein Lowenstein, Marc 36

4 Legal Foundations of Academic Advising Mary M. Richard Richard, Mary M. 50

5 Advising for Student Success George D. Kuh Kuh, George D. 68

6 Advising as Teaching and Learning Drew C. Appleby Appleby, Drew C. 85

7 Advising for Career and Life Planning Paul A. Gore, Jr. Gore, Paul A., Jr. A. J. Metz Metz, A. J. 103

Pt. 2 Student Diversity and Student Needs Virginia N. Gordon Gordon, Virginia N. 119

8 The Changing College Student Kirsten Kennedy Kennedy, Kirsten Jennifer Crissman Ishler Ishler, Jennifer Crissman 123

9 Moving into College Mary Stuart Hunter Hunter, Mary Stuart Leah Kendall Kendall, Leah 142

10 Moving through College George E. Steele Steele, George E. Melinda L. McDonald McDonald, Melinda L. 157

11 Moving on from College Jennifer Bloom Bloom, Jennifer 178

12 Students with Specific Advising Needs Blane Harding Harding, Blane 189

13 Advising Students of Color and International Students Evette Castillo Clark Clark, Evette Castillo Jane Kalionzes Kalionzes, Jane 204

Pt. 3 Organization and Delivery of Advising Services Wesley R. Habley Habley, Wesley R. 227

14 Vision, Mission, Goals, and Program Objectives for Academic Advising Programs Susan M. Campbell Campbell, Susan M. 229

15 Organization of Academic Advising Services Margaret C. King King, Margaret C. 242

16 Advising Delivery: FacultyAdvising Martha K. Hemwall Hemwall, Martha K. 253

17 Advising Delivery: Professional Advisors, Counselors, and Other Staff Casey Self Self, Casey 267

18 Advising Delivery: Group Strategies Nancy S. King King, Nancy S. 279

19 Advising Delivery: Using Technology Michael J. Leonard Leonard, Michael J. 292

Pt. 4 Training, Assessment, Recognition, and Reward 307

Introduction Wesley R. Habley Habley, Wesley R. 307

20 Critical Concepts in Advisor Training and Development Thomas Brown Brown, Thomas 309

21 Tools and Resources for Advisors Pat Folsom Folsom, Pat 323

22 Delivering One-to-One Advising: Skills and Competencies Rusty Fox Fox, Rusty 342

23 Assessing Student Learning John H. Schuh Schuh, John H. 356

24 Assessing Advisor Effectiveness Joe Cuseo Cuseo, Joe 369

25 Assessing the Effectiveness of the Advising Program Wendy G. Troxel Troxel, Wendy G. 386

26 Recognition and Reward for Academic Advising in Theory and in Practice Jayne K. Drake Drake, Jayne K. 396

Pt. 5 Perspectives on Advising 413

Introduction Thomas J. Grites Grites, Thomas J. 413

27 Campus Administrator Perspectives on Advising James E. Bultman Bultman, James E. Faye N. Vowell Vowell, Faye N. Jocelyn Y. Harney Harney, Jocelyn Y. John Smarrelli Smarrelli, John Susan Ames Ames, Susan 415

28 Advising Administrator Perspectives on Advising Kathy J. Davis Davis, Kathy J. Dick Vallandingham Vallandingham, Dick Philip D. Christman Christman, Philip D. 438

29 Perspectives on the Future of Academic Advising Thomas J. Grites Grites, Thomas J. Virginia N. Gordon Gordon, Virginia N. Wesley R. Habley Habley, Wesley R. 456

Pt. 6 Exemplary Practices in Academic Advising Virginia N. Gordon Gordon, Virginia N. 473

App. A National Academic Advising Association 521

App. B The Statement of Core Values of Academic Advising 525

App. C Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education Standards and Guidelines for Academic Advising 533

Name Index 547

Subject Index 555

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