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Academic advising as teaching

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This short essay proposes establishing faculty-led advising seminars for advisees in order to increase the effectiveness of the academic advising system. Through the seminars, the advising function would be integrated into the course-credit system, thus enhancing the perceived importance of advising for faculty and students alike. Also through the seminars, students would systematically study and reflect on the nature of higher education, thereby creating firmer bases for choices. After briefly describing the organization and operation of such a system, the essay explores some of its implications for coherence and cumulative qualities of students' educational experiences, the distribution of teaching responsibilities among faculty, and faculty development and colleagueship.

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He is the author of two books on Latin American economic development and history and of numerous articles on economics, history, and higher education.

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Weaver, F.S. Academic advising as teaching. Innov High Educ 12, 22–25 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00892445

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Keywords

  • High Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Faculty Development
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Educational Experience