Pocket Guides Library

Pocket Guide 1 - What is Academic Advising?

PUBLISHER: NACADA

Pocket Guide 1 - What is Academic Advising?
 

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:

  • The History and Definitions of Academic Advising
  • The Process and Content of Academic Advising
  • The Pedagogy and Outcomes of Academic Advising
  • Understanding Advising on Your Campus

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 - Academic Advising Delivery Models

PUBLISHER: NACADA

Pocket Guide 2 - Academic Advising Delivery Models
 

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!

Topics include:

  • Three basic types of organizational structures: Centralized, Decentralized, and Shared
  • Seven Basic Delivery Models: Self-Contained, Faculty Only, Satellite, Supplementary, Split, Dual, and Total Intake
  • Advantages and Challenges of each model: Usage of each model at various institutional types, Three crucial question to ask to determine the appropriate model for a particular institution
  • Variables to consider in selecting an appropriate organizational structure
  • Determining the effectiveness of the organizational structure

Pocket Guide 3 - Understanding Cultural Identity and Worldview Development

PUBLISHER: NACADA

Pocket Guide 3 - Understanding Cultural Identity and Worldview Development
 

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.

Topics include:

  • Intra-cultural competency as the foundation for inter-cultural competency
  • Components of Cultural Identity; The Enculturation process
  • Amalgamation theories: Assimilation, Cultural Pluralism, and Multiculturalism
  • Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity
  • Monochronic / Polychronic Time Orientation; High-Context / Low-Context Communication

Pocket Guide 5 - Components of a Successful Faculty Advising Program

PUBLISHER: NACADA, 2007

Pocket Guide 5 - Components of a Successful Faculty Advising Program
 

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.

 

Pocket Guide 6 - Student Learning Outcomes

PUBLISHER: NACADA, 2007

Pocket Guide 6  - Student Learning Outcomes
 

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:

  • Learn the purposes for student learning outcomes
  • Gain an understanding of the variety of student learning outcomes that must be a part of any advising program
  • Learn how student learning outcomes will drive the teaching and Learning experiences in the advising relationship, and
  • Explore the key points to consider when developing student learning outcomes for your campus.

Pocket Guide 7 - The Role of Academic Advising in Student Retention and Persistence

PUBLISHER: NACADA

Pocket Guide 7 - The Role of Academic Advising in Student Retention and Persistence
 

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.


Pocket Guide 8 - A Faculty Guide to Academic Advising

PUBLISHER: NACADA

Pocket Guide 7 - The Role of Academic Advising in Student Retention and Persistence
 

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.


Pocket Guide 9 - Academic Advising Syllabus: Advising as Teaching in Action

PUBLISHER: NACADA

Pocket Guide 7 - The Role of Academic Advising in Student Retention and Persistence
 

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:

  • How academic advising should be viewed as a teaching and learning process and articulated as such to the campus community
  • Benefits of using an advising syllabus; steps to developing an advising syllabus
  • How an advising syllabus can be implemented on a campus