Academic Advising at Two-Year Colleges
Advising at two-year colleges can sometimes seem in constant transition, requiring advisors to “go with the flow” and be flexible, as students present some of the most diverse populations advising professionals will have the opportunity to serve in the realm of higher education. The diversity of the multitude of populations served by two-year colleges offers professional and faculty advisors unique opportunities to be catalysts of positive change in the lives of those desiring to advance their education and skill sets at a variety of levels, as well as in the overall fabric of the communities these institutions serve. The NACADA Pocket Guide, Academic Advising at Two-Year Colleges, examines characteristics of and strategies for successfully working with the diverse populations found at these institutions as well as a summary of various approaches utilized for assisting students reach completion. The guide touches on the Completion Agenda, challenges for advisors in two-year college communities, provision of advising services, and solutions that have been helpful for advisors in achieving success with advising students in two-year college communities.