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Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook

Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook

by Virginia N. Gordon
     
 

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One of the challenges in higher education is helping students to achieve academic success while ensuring their personal and vocational needs are fulfilled. In this updated edition more than thirty experts offer their knowledge in what has become the most comprehensive, classic reference on academic advising. They explore the critical aspects of academic advising and

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One of the challenges in higher education is helping students to achieve academic success while ensuring their personal and vocational needs are fulfilled. In this updated edition more than thirty experts offer their knowledge in what has become the most comprehensive, classic reference on academic advising. They explore the critical aspects of academic advising and provide insights for full-time advisors, counselors, and those who oversee student advising or have daily contact with advisors and students.

  • New chapters on advising administration and collaboration with other campus services
  • A new section on perspectives on advising including those of CEOs, CAOs (chief academic officers), and CSAOs (chief student affairs officers)
  • More emphasis on two-year colleges and the importance of research to the future of academic advising
  • New case studies demonstrate how advising practices have been put to use.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
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 (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118045510
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
608
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Virginia N. Gordon is assistant dean emeritus and adjunct associate professor at The Ohio State University. She is author of Career Advising from Jossey-Bass.

Wesley R. Habley directs the American College Testing (ACT) Center for the Enhancement of Educational Practices in Iowa City, Iowa.

Thomas J. Grites is assistant to provost at the Richard Stockton of New Jersey in Pomona, New Jersey.

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