GENERAL ADVISING RESOURCES
Comprehensive Student Affairs Website
This site has a wealth of information related to all issues in
Student Affairs. Categories of information include links to Student
Affairs websites and list serves, information on companies and artists
offering products ans services targeted to the college market,
professional development programs, conferences, technology applications
and job postings.
The Association for Institutional Research
This site has links to Internet resources for institutional research
in such categories as College Admininstration, General Higher
Education, Technology in Higher Education, Institutional Research,
Data, Internet-Related, Electronic Publications, Government, Teaching/Research
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
To be allowed access to student records, you must carefully review
the material presented in this site. Maintaining confidentiality
of student records is everyone's responsibility whether you are
faculty, staff or student.
Learning Support Centers in Higher
On this web site, you can review the history of learning support
centers in higher education along with relevant definitions of
learning assistance. You also can learn about the history and
philosophy of the Winter Institute, considered by many as the
premier professional learning experience for learning support
Summary of the Best Practices in College Teaching
A collection of practices that constitute excellence in college
teaching. These elements represent the broad range of effective
actions teachers take and requisite conditions teachers establish
to facilitate learning.
Quickly tracks down Internet sources of plagiarism!
Resources on the Internet
This site has links to the following categories: African American,
Asian American, Latinos, Native American, Multicultural and National
WWW Service, Women and Gay & Lesbian Studies.
Training University International (DTUI)
Diversity training tips on expert knowledge, successful skills,
how to make a living as a diversity trainer, cross-cultural training,
knowledge and skills needed to consult as a diversity specialist,
coach diversity skill development, and conduct cross-cultural
The purpose of this site is to serve as a virtual guide to, and
library of, service-learning. Its primary focus is service-learning
in higher education. In the Spring of 1993, before the world wide
web existed, I created this internet site and the Service-Learning
Discussion Group (or 'SL List') as a service to those
in higher education interested in service-learning.
This site provides thoughtful, illuminating articles that will
assist educators as they face the challenge of integrating information
technology tools into teaching and into managing educational organizations.
Student/White Counselor, DevelopingEffective Relationships.
The Third Edition
This site contains a free synopsis plus additional information
for ordering the book by Al Bynum. Since the second edition, there
is a new generation of academic counselors who might also wish
to improve their interpersonal and advising skills.
The US Department
Follow the simple outline through the US Department of Education's
extensive web page. They provide copies of their latest publications,
such as The Student Guide to Financial Aid. Also the Pick o' the
Month page is worth a visit.
The University of Indiana School
for Adult LearningIncluding programs to assist non-traditional students in their
return (or, in many cases their first time) to college.
Adult Student.com, 4th EditionCompanion web site to The Adult Student's Guide to Survival and Success
ADVISING LIST SERVES AND ONLINE JOURNALS
The Academic Advising Network for Professionals and Faculty
The National Academic Advising Association's (NACADA) electronic
network - known as ACADV - is a private electronic network that
provides academic advisors in higher education with advising information
quickly and easily by using electronic mail (E-mail). The ACADV
Network provides a forum for discussions and announcements for
professional academic advisors, administrators involved in academic
advising, and faculty members who have academic advising responsibilites.
Non-Traditional Student Advising Listserv List
If you work with adult/non-traditional students or have an interest
in adult/non-traditional student issues, you have the opportunity
to access an email list called NONTRAD. By accessing NONTRAD you
can connect with professionals and students worldwide. You'll
be able to pose questions, exchange ideas and concerns and compare
The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal
The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal is a free electronic
publication about academic advising in higher education. The publication's
goal is to provide a mechanism for the rapid dissemination of
new ideas about advising and for ongoing discourse about advising
Search more than 11 years worth of the printed Chronicle, plus
daily articles, summaries of magazine and journal articles, listings
of scholarly books, and grants awarded to colleges since 1995.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Journal of College Student Development
The leading scholarly journal on the study of college students
in the field of student affairs. Published six times per year
with approximately 8,000 subscribers, JCSD is the largest empirical
research journal in the field of student affairs and higher education.
ADVISING ADULT LEARNERS
Article on Nontraditional College Students Defined
An article about a non-traditional student who struggles and succeeds.
.Counsel on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
CAEL is a national organization dedicated to expanding lifelong
learning opportunities for adults. Through collaboration with
educational institutions, industry, government and labor, CAEL
promotes learning as a tool to empower people and organizations.
In addition to offering services, they have published resources
to assist adult learners. Some of their titles include Portfolio Development and Adult Learning: Purposes and StrategiesandEarn College Credit for What You Know,Assessing Learning: Standards, Principles, and ProceduresAssessing Learning: A CAEL Handbook for Faculty,,Prior Learning Assessment: A Guidebook to American Institutional Practices
Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE)
ANTSHE is an international partnership of students, academic professionals,
institutions and organizations whose mission is to encourage and
coordinate support, education and advocacy for the adult learning
American Council on Education (ACE)Center for Adult Learning Educational Credentials (CALEC)
ACE's Center for Adult Learning and Educational Credentials has
championed lifelong learning for more than 50 years. The Center
serves adult learners through three main programming activities:
Corporate Programs, Military Programs and the GED Testing Service.
Non-Traditional Student Organizations (by state)
This is a great resource that links to Non-traditional student
services sections of university websites. It can be a great assistance
to advisors looking to establish services for adult learners.
University Continuing Education Association (UCEA)
UCEA seeks to 'promote expanded opportunities and high
quality in continuing higher education,' which is defined
as programs or courses offered by colleges or universities to
students with at least a high school diploma attending on a part
time basis. http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/ccsi/csusa/proassoc/nucea.htm
American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education is
the nation's premier organization dedicated to enhancing the field
of adult learning. With members from 60 affiliates and 40 nations,
the Association represents its members from secondary and post-secondary
education, business and labor, military and government and from
community-based organizations. AAACE publishes three of the nation's
leading periodicals in education and training topics.
ACPA Commission XVII: Commuter Students & Adult Learners
This site from the American College Personnel Association's Commission
on Adult Learners has information on presentations they have sponsored
at the national conference.
California Advocates for Re-Entry Education (CARE)
This active state-wide organization holds an annual Southern California
Fall Workshop. This year it will be held at Orange Coast
College on November 16. Check out their website for details.
The National Clearinghouse for Commuter Programs
This is the only national organization that exists solely
to provide information, consultation, and assistance to professionals
who work for, with, and on behalf of commuter students. We offer
professional assistance in meeting the challenges of working with
commuter students in all types of colleges and universities. http://www.inform.umd.edu/CampusInfo/Departments/commute/NCCP/
HIGHER EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONS
NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
This organization is the leading national association for college
and university student affairs administrators. Since its inception
in 1918, student affairs administrators have turned to NASPA as
a resource for professional development opportunities and information
on current issues affecting campus policies and students' needs.
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
ACPA Mission: To serve all levels of higher education student
affairs professionals through educational and developmental programs,
publications and networking opportunities in order to enable these
educators to excel in their positions, to achieve career growth,
and to contribute to the profession.
The American Association for Higher Education (AAHE)
The AAHE envisions a higher education enterprise that helps
all Americans achieve the deep, lifelong learning they need to
grow as individuals, participate in the democratic process and
succeed in a global economy http://www.aahe.org/
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
The AACC has been a national voice for two-year associate degree
granting institutions since its inception in 1920. Located in
the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C.,
AACC works with other higher education associations, the federal
government, Congress, and other national associations that represent
the public and private sectors to promote the goals of community
colleges and higher education.
GENERAL COLLEGE STUDENT RESOURCES
The (RWU) mission is to help students succeed in college and in
life by helping them identify and pursue their purpose, strengthen
their character, overcome life's obstacles, and maximize their
potential. RWU addresses some of the toughest challenges facing
college students today by sharing proven strategies, solutions,
and advice from some of the country's leading educators, authors,
speakers, and college graduates.
The National Dean's List
The National Dean's List, published by Educational Communications,
Inc., is the nation's largest recognition publication and program
honoring high achieving college students.
The mission of Golden Key International Honour Society, a nonprofit
academic honors organization, is to recognize and encourage scholastic
achievement and excellence in all undergraduate fields of study,
to unite with faculty and administrators in developing and maintaining
high standards of education, to provide economic assistance to
outstanding members by means of both undergraduate and graduate
scholarships, and to promote altruistic conduct through voluntary
Golden Key Honor Society
This site has many links to pursue information on obtaining grants
Occupational Outlook Handbook
This nationally recognized source of career information, designed
to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions
about their future work lives includes information on what workers
do on the job, working conditions, the training needed, earnings
and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
Student Technology Resource
Today's students face a multitude of new challenges in their pursuit
to learn-both at school and at home. To succeed today and in the
years ahead, they need to have the best learning tools at their
disposal. NovaNET Learning, Inc. is dedicated to helping today's
student prepare for tomorrow with state-of-the-art educational
technology and telecommunications.
COLLEGE SEARCH RESOURCES FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
College Prep 101
This course is intended to provide you with the information you
will need in deciding on and attending a college. The information
will be applicable to anyone involved in the process of selecting
and attending a college (i.e., students, teachers, counselors,
non-traditional students, those returning to college, etc.). In
addition, the information will be useful to individuals planning
to attend virtually any college or university, public or private.
As home pages are found for American Universities granting bachelor
or advanced degrees, they are added here, one page per university.
If you know of pages for universities not listed here, please
drop me a line (see below). Some universities do not yet have
U.S. News Online - College Fair
Includes their infamous rankings and a wealth of information including
interactive tools to search topics such as College Searches, College
Personality Quiz, Graduate Schools, an Application Organizer,
College Planner, Financial Aid, Scholarship Search, Predicting
College Costs, Comparing Awards, Loan Repayment Calculator, Career
Services such as Job Search, Work Abroad, Teach Abroad, Career
Peterson's College Search Guide
The Peterson's College Search Guide is the premier publication
for college program search information. Most all undergraduate
and graduate programs, in residence and distance learning are
represented in their resources. All institutions are ranked and
described and sorted according to categories.
From Vassar College Libraries, here's an electronic resource where
you can find what you want to know about international studies
all over the world through a number of universities.
Study Abroad Program Search
Use our country portals to find study abroad programs, travel
info, maps, and more. Search our study abroad programs by: Academic
Year/Semester, Summer, Intern Abroad/Volunteer, High School, Intersession,
ESL, TEFL Certificate, Summer Law and Business.
Graduate Education Search Links
This site has many links to graduate programs and how to pursue
DISTANCE LEARNING COLLEGE SEARCH RESOURCES
Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN)
ALN's are people networks for anytime - anywhere learning. ALN
combines self-study with substantial, rapid, asynchronous interactivity
with others. In ALN learners use computer and communications technologies
to work with remote learning resources, including coaches and
other learners, but without the requirement to be online at the
same time. The most common ALN communication tool is the World
E-Learning Consulting Firm
This company assists people in understanding e-learning options
and lifelong learning needs and companies to build e-learning
Bachelors Degrees in Administration, Arts, Commerce, General Studies,
Health, Counseling and Social Sciences. You can start most courses
at the beginning of any month accessible, and affordable. All
Athabasca University courses and programs are available through
distance or online education.
DePaul University, School for New Learning (SNL)
SNL offers Bachelors and Masters degrees that are individualized,
competence-based and offer credit for life and work experience
to adult learners aged 24 and over. Students design their own
individualized learning plans with a faculty advisor and a professional
that represents the student's career area. The college has offered
this program for nearly 30 years at locations in the Chicago area
and is now offering the Bachelor of Arts completely online to
adult learners with Internet access.
Jones International University (JIU)
JIU is dedicated to giving adult learners the same access to education
as more traditional students. JIU provides undergraduate, graduate,
and certificate programs by delivering their curriculum via the
Regents College - New York
Associates or Bachelors in Business, Technology, Nursing, Liberal
University of Phoenix - Online
They offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well
as professional certificate programs in a number of career fields
including: Business, Administration, Accounting, Management, Technology
Management, Information Systems, Education, Counseling and Nursing.
VIII. ADULT STUDENT
The American Association of University Women
A national organization that promotes education and equity for
all women and girls. Our commitment to these issues is reflected
in our public policy efforts, programs, and diversity initiatives.
Women in Higher Education
Mary Dee Wenniger, Editor/Publisher started this monthly practitioner's
news journal in 1992 on a small inheritance. Now 12,000 readers,
it's the only monthly source of news and views to provide an overview
of issues affecting women on campus. We're proud to have readers
call it subversive, irreverant, humanistic, personal, practical,
funny and informative.
The Black Collegian Online
The Black Collegian Online provides cutting-edge information on
career resources for Black collegians. Job search strategies,
graduate school opportunities, career and industry reports are
abundantly explored. This site is the cyberspace partner of The
Black Collegian Magazine, serving the career and self-development
interests of African-American collegians throughout America since
IX. COLLEGE STUDENT
National Institute on Postsecondary Education, Libraries,
and Lifelong Learning (PLLI)
The PLLI seeks to expand knowledge about the education and training
of adults in a variety of settings, including postsecondary institutions,
community-based education programs, libraries and the workplace.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)
On this site, you will find useful information about programs,
grants, and events related to adult education and vocational education;
school-to-work; high school reform; community colleges; correctional
education; tribal colleges and universities; community technology
centers; empowerment zones and enterprise communities and teacher
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS)
CASAS is a non-profit organization that provides competency-based
curriculum management, assessment and evaluation systems to education
and training programs. These systems are reamer-centered and are
designed to meet the needs of adults and youth in today's multi-cultural
National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center (NALLD)
The National ALLD Center promotes awareness about the relationship
between adult literacy and learning disabilities, builds the capacity
of literacy practitioners to help identify and serve adult students
with suspected or diagnosed learning disabilities, and produces
and refines materials that enhance the knowledge base for adult
literacy and learning disabilities.
Omicron-Psi Honor Society
The national Omicron-Psi Honor Society is an honor society established
specifically for the non-traditional student. Established as a
non-profit organization in 1993, they encourage participation
in community and/or school-related activities.
National Honor Society for Nontraditional Adult Students
Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes the special achievements of adults
who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests
of home and work. It strives to provide stimulating impetus to
highly motivated adult students continuing higher education during
their academic career. The society is hosted by Eastern Illinois
Book for Adult Learners: Traditional Degrees for Non-traditional
This is site was designed to promote the book, but provides good
information for adult learners itself.
Non-Trads Living On Campus
This is a great site directed to non-traditional aged students
that live on campus.
Gathering Place for Adult Students
This site is described as a place to share ideas and experiences,
to get information, to ask questions and to find general support.
Mapping Your Future: Step-by-step Guide for Non-traditional
A guided tour for non-traditional students. The overview makes
a good checklist for planning your return to college. This site
is sponsored by a group of guaranty agencies who participate in
the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).
Back to College, Resources for Re-Entry Students
This resource, sponsored by Thomas Edison State College, is an
all-in-one resource for the returning student. Here you will find
scholarships, grants, & fellowships; accredited online degree
programs; searchable indices for curriculum and internships; indexes/abstracts,
& bibliographies with document delivery; dissertations; online
journals; special libraries, and more! Our resources are continually