Academic Advising in the Community College (Hardcover)

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By Terry U. O'Banion (Editor)
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Academic advising is the second most important function in the community college. If it is not conducted with the utmost efficiency and effectiveness, the most important function in the college--instruction--will fail to achieve its purpose of ensuring that students succeed in navigating the curriculum to completion. The purpose of academic advising is to help students select a program of study to meet their life and vocational goals. As such, academic advising is a central and important activity in the process of education. Academic advising occurs at least once each term for every student in the college; few student support functions occur as often or affect so many students. But while there is general agreement concerning the importance of academic advising for the efficient functioning of the institution and the effective functioning of the student, there is little agreement regarding the nature of academic advising and who should perform the function. In this seminal work on academic advising, the authors of three overarching chapters address the key issues and challenges of academic advising followed by the authors of four of the most innovative and successful programs of academic advising in the nation.

About the Author

Terry U. O'Banion has worked in the community college field for 59 years as one of the leading spokespersons on leadership, innovation, learning, and student success. President of the League for Innovation for 23 years, he has written 17 books and over 200 articles, consulted in over 1,000 community colleges, and has been recognized by five national awards established in his name.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781475850840
ISBN-10: 1475850840
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: December 11th, 2019
Pages: 158
Language: English