Student Characteristics Matter: Implications for Academic Advising
This monograph grew out of a professional academic advising conference sponsored by Penn State’s Division of Undergraduate Studies. In his opening remarks, Eric White, executive director of the division, posed this question: “What should we know about specific groups of students in general to inform our work as academic advisers?” Then he asked, “How do we reconcile that each student is an individual with the prevailing literature that describes whole groups of students?”
The monograph begins with a chapter on students’ civil rights, introducing advisers to case law that affects how students may be treated in higher education. The next eleven chapters, authored by the experts who presented the sessions at the conference, describe various groups of students. The monograph ends with a summary of the presentations’ implications for advising.
Author: Multiple Authors (edited by Joyce B. Buck)
Number of Pages: 149 pages