Posts Tagged ‘developmental’

Advising, Counseling, Coaching, Mentoring: Models of Developmental Relationships in Higher Education

Introduction

A concern for student development has existed in some form since the establishment of institutions of higher education. As student needs have evolved, developmental strategies similarly have adapted to meet those needs. Major theoretical models emerged from psychology and sociology in the early twentieth century and examined the interaction between the college environment and student development (Evans, Forney, Guido, Patton, & Renn, 2010). Notably, the work of Erikson (1950, 1968) and Chickering (1969; Chickering …

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The Developmental Disconnect in Choosing a Major: Why Institutions Should Prohibit Choice until Second Year

Introduction

E. St. John said, “There is, perhaps, no college decision that is more thought-provoking, gut wrenching and rest-of-your-life oriented—or disoriented—than the choice of a major” (St. John, 2000, p. 22). This idea exemplifies the fact that choosing a major is a choice that should be intentional and based on knowledge of one’s self, and when the wrong choice is made, the implications can be harsh. Ideally, a major will leave a student academically successful, …

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Developmental Advising for Academic Success Among Undergraduate Business Students

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe the transitioning of the advising process in a university’s undergraduate business program. A historical account of the university will be presented that includes the university’s background and traditional advising plan. Efforts have been taken to track the level of satisfaction among advisees as the advising plan evolves from traditional to developmental. The results of an academic advising survey will be included to document the effectiveness of …

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