Beyond Foundations: Developing as a Master Academic Advisor is the latest book from NACADA. The book dives deep into the profession of academic advising, offering direction on how advisers can best counsel students.
Beyond Foundations goes beyond the basics, addressing challenges advisers will face in the future and offering strategies to help advisers learn and grow through their careers, among other topics. It also outlines multiple scenarios such as the one above and guides readers through solutions. In the example about the English major who wanted to opt out of math, there’s no perfect solution, the book states. An adviser must consider several factors, including supporting the institution’s educational philosophy and checking the student’s precollege academic history in math — it’s all about context.
For a full review and an interview with one of the editors, Thomas Grites, please visit: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/01/04/qa-editor-book-academic-advising