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Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook

Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780470371701
ISBN 10: 470371706
Edition: 2
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2008-09-29
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 608
List Price: $76.00

Praise for Academic Advising

"Drawing on the best minds in the field, this book is a treasure trove of state-of-the-art academic advising policies and practices that address the wide range of developmental needs and educational interests of students.'It is destined to be an indispensable resource for academic and student affairs leaders committed to student success and institutional effectiveness."

—George D. Kuh, Chancellor's Professor and director, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University Bloomington

"This second edition is another substantive and important contribution to the literature on a vitally important institutional function. Professional academic advisors, faculty members, administrators, and scholars will find this a rich compendium of state-of-the-art material on every aspect of the field. Each chapter illuminates one of the multiple dimensions of an essential, but frequently underestimated, activity. Academic advisors function as students' gateways to identifying and engaging in the broad array of curricular and co-curricular experiences that shape academic success and cognitive and psychosocial development in college. This book is about advancing the basic mission of our institutions: helping students learn."

—Patrick T. Terenzini, Distinguished Professor and senior scientist, Center for the Study of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University

"Student success does not arise by chance. It is the result of intentional strategies that provide a clear structure for students and are proactive in addressing their needs. No need is more important than that of academic advising. This second edition of Academic Advising: A Comprehensive Handbook represents the best of what we know about advising by leaders of the field. It should be on every educator's shelf."

—Vincent Tinto, Distinguished University Professor, Syracuse University


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)