This Pocket Guide (order #PG01) has been developed from the content of the Foundations in Academic Advising CD#1 - What is Academic Advising? The Pocket Guide contains information from each of the modules of CD#1.
The Table of Contents is listed below:
Whether an accompaniment to the CD or a standalone publication, the Pocket Guide is a great resource for an introduction to or a refresher on the basics of academic advising.
Pocket Guide #2 was developed from the content of the Foundations in Academic Advising CD#2 - Academic Advising Delivery Models. This handy, carry-along publication contains information from each of the modules of CD#2. It makes an excellent handout for group training that accompanies use of the CD. You'll definitely want to add this Pocket Guide to your Advising Library!
Pocket Guide #3 was developed from the content of the Foundations of Academic Advising CD 3: Understanding Cultural Identity and Worldview Development. This Pocket Guide is a must-have for advisors and advising administrators who seek to effectively deliver cross-cultural services.
PUBLISHER: NACADA, 2007
This Pocket Guide contains material adapted from the February 2007, live Webinar broadcast presented by Jayne Drake (Temple University) and Charlie Nutt (NACADA Executive Office).
The goal of this publication is to be as specific as possible in offering readers practical insights on faculty advising and the step-by-step ways in which institutions -- whether large or small, public or private, two-year or four-year -- can engage faculty more effectively in academic advising.
PUBLISHER: NACADA, 2007
Pocket Guide #6 synthesizes material from the April 2007 Webinar presented by Tomarra Adams (University of Louisville) and Charlie Nutt (NACADA Executive Office). Academic advising has a curriculum and pedagogy for teaching and, thus, must have clearly articulated student learning outcomes. With this foundation, the intended outcomes for this publication are for readers to:
Student retention and persistence continue to be key issues for our institutions, regardless of the institutional type, mission, or student demographics. This is especially true in the present economic climate. Our institutions are recognizing that reaching out to retain students can make the difference in their financial survival.
The Role of Academic Advising in Student Retention and Persistence focuses on the research on student retention and persistence to graduation, specifically utilizing that research to analyze and effectively communicate those issues on our campuses and to develop strategies for connecting research to action. Steps are identified that a campus must take to build a culture where student success is part of the fabric of the campus and academic advising is seen as key to campus student success initiatives.
Academic advising is a central responsibility for most faculty. This makes the faculty advisor, as Marc Lowenstein (2005) noted, “… arguably the most important person in the student’s educational world.” Yet many faculty may not be clear as to why academic advising has such a profound purpose and influence or how to effectively make use of the time they spend with advisees.
The just released NACADA Pocket Guide, A Faculty Guide to Academic Advising, examines the need for good advising for students, demonstrating that academic advising is not about registering students, but rather about student learning. This guide, authored by and for faculty advisors, offers practical suggestions and considerations that will help faculty advisors create productive advising relationships. Included are proven strategies for creating effective advising sessions, 12 practical tips for good advising, and a discussion of advising and confidentiality laws.
Building upon one of the practice tools suggested in A Faculty Guide to Academic Advising, the second edition of Academic Advising Syllabus: Advising as Teaching in Action (PG09) contains an up-dated discussion of the important role an academic advising syllabus can play in building a quality advising relationship. Included are several syllabi examples that have proven to work well on a variety of campuses.
The first edition of this Pocket Guide was adapted directly from the December 2006 live Webinar broadcast, Academic Advising Syllabus: Advising as Teaching in Action, presented by Karen Thurmond (University of Memphis) and Charlie Nutt (NACADA Executive Office). In the first edition, Web-links were given to examples of advising syllabi that were being utilized by NACADA members. In this second edition, new and up-dated versions of syllabi that have proven to work well at a variety of institutional types have been included in the publication.
Readers of this Pocket Guide will learn: