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Dear Colleague, 


Research and experience tell us that 
family support and involvement are key ingredients in college student 
success. Yet, families may not realize that academic advising is also 
an important partner in their students' learning and persistence.  


A Family Guide for Academic Advising  is ideal to share with family members who 
--Participate in admissions open houses, 
scholarship weekends, campus visits, and other pre-enrollment programs
--Attend pre-term orientation programs
--Participate in parent/family weekends 
or other programs
--Join the parent or family council 
on your campus 


This newly revised guide from the National 
Academic Advising Association and the National Resource Center for The 
First-Year Experience and Students in Transition offers an easy-to-read 
overview of this critically important educational program. Written by 
a college faculty member and a veteran academic advisor, the Guide  describes the role of the academic advisor, outlines the advising process, 
and highlights important academic issues facing new college students. 
The second edition includes a new section on first-generation college 
students and an expanded discussion of career counseling. A Spanish-language 
version of the guide will be available in mid-October. 


To order a review copy of this or other 
resources for parents, visit us at 
http://www.sc.edu/fye/publications/index.htmlor contact Peggy Burton at (803) 777-6229 
or via e-mail at [log in to unmask] 


Tracy L. Skipper
Editorial Projects Coordinator
National Resource Center for 
The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition
E-mail: [log in to unmask]: (803) 777-6226 




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