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6 edition of The Undecided College Student found in the catalog.

The Undecided College Student

An Academic And Career Advising Challenge

by Virginia N. Gordon

  • 383 Want to read
  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Charles C. Thomas Publisher .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Education,
  • Higher,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • College student orientation,
  • Counseling in higher education,
  • United States,
  • Vocational guidance

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages242
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9833233M
    ISBN 100398077061
    ISBN 109780398077068

    Mt. Hood Community College promotes non-discrimination by maintaining a respectful working and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination and harassment. It is against district policy for any manager, supervisor, faculty, staff or student to engage in discrimination of any member of the College community based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender. This qualitative study examined 16 advanced undecided college students at a large Midwestern research university and identified eight themes in their experiences with undecidedness: a) frustration, anxiety, and hopelessness; b) fear of commitment; c) fear of judgment; d) self-doubt and low self-esteem; e) difficulty setting goals; f) family issues; g) reluctance to seek help; and h) the desire Cited by:

    Entering as an Exploratory Student Students can enter Marietta College in one of two ways. You can declare a major or come in as Exploratory with interest areas. Many students choose the latter option in order to give themselves time to explore the various majors and minors available. There is pressure to declare your major upon entering as a.   Try to understand why your student is undecided and provide reassurance that beginning a college career as an undeclared major may be just fine. If your student’s school policy requires declaring a major upon entering, then you might remind your student that a change of mind after learning more about the intended major is usually acceptable.

    It’s OK to be undecided upon enrolling at NOVA. In fact, roughly one-third of students begin their NOVA experience this way. The important next steps are: Find courses that interest you. Choose a NOVA campus that has the classes you want. Start communicating with an academic advisor early in the enrollment process. We’re confident that your intellectual curiosity will take over from there. undecided students represent more a microcosm of the college population than a highly distinguishable group” (, p. 12). It may now be time to engage in research on theAuthor: Joe Cuseo.


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The Undecided College Student by Virginia N. Gordon Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book focuses on the unique needs of college students who are undecided regarding a field of study and/or career path, and the various approaches that advisors and counselors may take.

The text draws on extensive research, both recent and historical, and explores what is most effective in successful universities by: The book includes many ways in which the Internet serves as a useful tool for assisting the gathering of resources for the undecided college student.

In addition, theoretical frameworks relevant to undecided The Undecided College Student book, types of undecided students, administrative models and scopes of services, program components, and exemplary practices are 5/5(1).

Written by a legend in the field of Academic Advising, Virginia Gordon, The Undecided College Student: An academic and career advising challenge, now in it’s 3rd edition, continues to provide the most comprehensive review of the existing research relating to this complex and growing subset of students.

Despite these shortcomings, The Undecided College Student is a very useful reference for any advisor working with undecided students. Ultimately, Gordon and Steele’s book has the research, frameworks, and resources that will have any advisor pulling it from the shelf to refer to again and again.

Undecided Students Benefit From Early, High-Support, Major and Career Intervention. The full sample of students completed a pre- and post-course assessment to determine major and career The Undecided College Student book. Their results revealed a significant increase in student clarity from the beginning to.

Nora is UNDECIDED about her major in college, not men. Actually, I don't really get why the book was named that either. Nora has two extremes: a party girl and a bookworm.

She isn't undecided about which one she wants to be, she is just trying to find a balance. Cosbie is on the college track team and loves to party. But beneath the facade is a /5. This book focuses on the unique needs of college students who are undecided regarding a field of study and/or career path, and the various approaches that advisors and counselors may take.

The text draws on extensive research, both recent and historical, and explores what is most effective in successful universities today. The text explores the many and varied reasons that lead college.

Advising Undecided and Indecisive Students Background. In the research literature, there is a clear distinction between the use of the terms undecided and indecisive when describing college students.

This is an important consideration when defining the roles and responsibilities of advisors and counselors as well. Gordon (, p. Who to Refer to CAPE. Advisors are encouraged to refer current, degree-seeking students directly to CAPE. In general, students who are a “good fit” for CAPE are those that are: Strongly undecided and need help with the exploration process OR; Interested in 2 or more majors across colleges at the U of M Twin Cities OR; Looking at a major that will require an admission process and may need a.

In most cases, choosing to begin college as an undecided major or electing to declare a major before arriving on campus depends on an individual student's : Bradford Holmes. The book includes many ways in which the Internet serves as a useful tool for assisting the gathering of resources for the undecided college student.

In addition, theoretical frameworks relevant to undecided students, types of undecided students, administrative models and scopes of services, program components, and exemplary practices are.

So, still undecided, I chose what made me feel the most at home. Even though I chose a major that does not mean I automatically know what I want to do with my life. There is still much left undecided, but I have come to accept that this is just a normal phase of being a student.

Here's my advice to any struggling college student out there. Having some extra time to make up your mind before you commit yourself to one topic will pay off especially in the instances where your major falls into a professional school, rather than a more general liberal arts college.

Regardless, starting out as undecided can save you from all of the added stress that comes with changing majors. This book presents techniques for helping undecided college students set and implement educational and career goals, focusing on a developmental advising approach and career development concepts.

Chapter 1 addresses the origins of indecision, the characteristics of undecided students, and program interventions. Chapter 2 focuses on administrative models and scope of services, while chapter 3 Cited by: About the Author: Kyle Phipps is a former student and student worker for the IT Help Desk at Northwest State Community College.

He enrolled in the summer semester after high school in and graduated in the spring of with an Associate of Science in Pre-Business Administration.

Myth: Undecided students are less prepared for college and are therefore more at risk than decided students. Truth: There is no research that links undecided student status to poor academic r, undecided students are more prone to withdrawing from a university as their relationship with coursework, peers and faculty may seem arbitrary.

I came into college undecided and still have not declared a major. Most of this stems from the fact that I don’t really know what I want to do every day of my life for 40 years. If I knew I definitely wanted to go to medical school or if I knew I wanted a financial advisor, it Author: James Cotumaccio.

Concurrent Students and Undecided Majors Please select an appointment type below to make an advisement appointment for the RSU Claremore Campus. If you would like to meet with an advisor at RSU Pryor, call to schedule an appointment.

Bad College Advice - the Undeclared Major. A better option is to audit a college course as a high school student or attend a community college and take a Author: Troy Onink.

I still do not know what i want to major in when I go to college. I'm very stuck, and I am not sure what to do. I still do not know what i want to major in when I go to college.

I'm very stuck, and I am not sure what to do. toggle menu Forums Community Thread Undecided Student. Title. Her most recent work is Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning after High School (Zest Books ) and The Fog of Forgetting (Islandport Press/), book one in .An Exploration of Undeclared Students’ Expectations of Experiences for Faculty Interactions and Co-Curricular Involvement by Lorie Anne Kittendorf A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Department of Adult, Career and Higher Education College of Education.Shein says students should consider the university’s fit and the opportunities a student could find on and off campus before they focus on declaring a major.

“This is about the student, not the curriculum,” he says. In the end, choosing a college based on a potential major, or even a major you’ve had your heart set on, isn’t foolproof.