A Faculty Guide to Academic Advising, 2nd edition
Kathy Stockwell, Jayne Drake, Marti Hemwall, Robert Alexander, David Boose, Allison Hoffmann, Kristan Venegas
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 NACADA Pocket Guide, A Faculty Guide to Academic Advising, 2nd edition, examines the partnership between teaching and advising, 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, suggestions for being a resource referral agent, and strategies for beyond face-to-face conversations. Anchored with twelve practical tips for good academic advising, the guide also examines the importance of establishing trust, understanding confidentiality policy and law, and the core values of academic advising.