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National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

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Academic Advising and the First College Year


Editor(s): Fox, J. R., & Martin, H. E.

Citation: Fox, J. R., & Martin, H. E.. (Ed). (2017). Academic Advising and the First College Year. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.

 

Abstract

Excellence in first-year student advising has been a cornerstone to student academic success. Advisors guide first-year students through a transitional period, helping them navigate complex academic decisions to aid in timely graduation and future career choice. Contributors to this book provide advisors current information surrounding demographics, theories, and best practices to support first-year students. The book is divided into four sections: (a) the current state of first-year advising, (b) challenges and situations related to first-year transitions and methods to advise students through them, (c) ways to encourage students to engage in their education via academic advising, and (d) resources proven important in delivering high-quality advising.

 

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