“They Never Told Me What to Expect, so I Didn’t Know What to Do”: Defining and Clarifying the Role of a Community College Student”
Community College Research Center, Working Paper No. 4, July 2012.

"Faculty-based Advising: An Important Factor in Community College Retention" (Adobe Acrobat File)
What would happen if a department initiated an intense academic advising program designed to increase faculty-student interaction? This article by Ronald C. McArthur, Dean of Instruction, Atlantic Cape Community College (NJ), looks at data gathered following a program in which the Arts and Humanities department at the college personalized the advisement process. The survey results validate research that equates students satisfaction with retention in the community college setting.

Academic Advisement and Student Retention: Empirical Connections & Systemic Interventions (Adobe Acrobat File)
A very strong case can be made that academic advising is a crucial component for ensuring student persistence in college. This monograph by Joe Cuseo, Professor of Psychology and Director, Freshman Seminar, Marymount College (CA), provides ample evidence to support this claim, along with many practical strategies for enhancing the quality of academic advising.

Professional Organizations

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Resources from NC Community Colleges

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