Section 1: Advising in the Context of the Texas Tech Plan
Advising You, the Advisor
Research has demonstrated that one of the most powerful influences on student persistence in college is individual attention from faculty members. Students frequently judge the worth of their academic experience from their interactions with faculty members. In a national survey, college presidents ranked academic advising as a leading factor in student retention, and improving academic advising has been one of the most frequently cited strategies to increase student retention in the past decade. Academic advising can positively influence the educational and personal development of students.