Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / American Assn of Community Colleges
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978-1-4758-5084-0 • Hardback • December 2019 • $67.00 • (£52.00)
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Terry U. O’Banion has worked in the community college field for 59 years as one of the leading spokespersons on leadership, innovation, learning, and student success. President of the League for Innovation for 23 years, he has written 17 books and over 200 articles, consulted in over 1,000 community colleges, and has been recognized by five national awards established in his name.
Chapter 1: An Academic Advising Model for the 21st Century
Chapter 2: The Power of Advising in Community Colleges
Evelyn Waiwaiole and Courtney Adkins
Chapter 3: A Framework for Advising Reform
Serena Klempin, Hoori Santikian Kalmakarian, Lauren Pellegrino, and Elisabeth A. Barnett
Chapter 4: Life Map 2.0: The Evolution of a Developmental Advising Model at Valencia College
Ed Holmes, Evelyn Lora-Santos, John Britt, and Kathleen Plinske
Chapter 5: Flight of the Hawks: A Pathways Approach to Advising
Sheryl Otto and Vicki Atkinson
Chapter 6: Building Pathways to Student Success at the Community College of Baltimore County: The Role of Academic Advisement in Guided Pathways
Nicole Baird and Jennifer Kilbourne
Chapter 7: Establishing a Culture of Completion through Advising at West Kentucky Community College
Renea Akin and Octavia Lawrence
About the Contributors
About the Editor
This book will be of value to all who serve in “democracy’s colleges. After more than 50 years of practicing an open door policy that resulted in very high attrition of our freshman classes and embarrassingly low graduation rates, today’s colleges realize our students (the top 99% of the population) require mentoring, honest advising and direction to improve their chances of success in college and the pursuit of their dreams and ambitions. This volume is prescriptive and focuses very much on “the how” of advising and mentoring. A must for all trustees, administrators, faculty and staff.
— John Roueche, Sid Richardson Regents Chair Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin and Executive Director, Roueche Community College Leadership Program, Kansas State University
Student access and success are paramount to ensuring our nation has an educated populous into the future. A part of that continuum begins with academic advising. This book is a must read for everyone who is involved in assisting students in deigning their journey through the higher education system. Many of the concepts presented in O’Banion’s 17th book have proven successful over years of application and have served as a clear process for advisors to follow. By following the steps outlined in this book, students will save both time and money by not enrolling in courses for which they are not ready, or which are not a necessary part of their chosen curriculum. KUDOS to Terry O’Banion for sharing this well-developed process for ensuring student success.
— Belle Wheelan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges
Academic Advising in the Community College is a must read for leaders looking to reimagine, reengineer, or reinvigorate the systems and processes aimed at welcoming and guiding students on their paths through community colleges. Moreover, for advisors, this book is a grounding in historical anchors and modern imperatives surrounding their roles. O’Banion and his contributing authors do a masterful job of honoring the past even as they challenge us all to look to the future using solid research, compelling frameworks, and concrete case studies exploring student engagement, guided pathways, and more. Take the time to dive in and soak in the goodness. More important, use this book to engage your college community about how they can embrace advising as core to student success innovation.
— Mark David Milliron, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning; Faculty in Residence, College of Education, The University of Texas at Austin