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K-State Today

February 5, 2020

Terry O'Banion edits book on academic advising

Submitted by Patrice Scott

Terry O'Banion, College of Education senior professor of practice, served as editor of the recently released book "Academic Advising in the Community College." 

Based in solid research, this must-read book for academic advisors outlines steps to help students save time and money by not in enrolling in courses they are not ready for or which are not necessary to their curriculum of study. 

"Academic advising is the key to student success in the community college," O'Banion said. 

Charlie Nutt, executive director of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, agrees. 

"Quality academic advising has a direct impact on the success of community college students.," Nutt said. "Dr. O'Banion's research not only proved the direct link between student success and academic advising, but it also became a national model. It is difficult to overstate the importance of his body of scholarly work and its impact on this our profession and on students across the globe." 

O'Banion has worked in the community college field for nearly six decades lending his expertise in the areas of leadership, innovation, learning and student success. As president emeritus of the League for Innovation, O'Banion has authored 17 books and more than 200 articles, consulted at more than 1,000 community colleges and has been recognized by five national awards established in his name. 

This year marks the 48th anniversary of O'Banion's seminal article detailing a model of academic advising for community colleges. It holds the distinction of being one of the most cited in the literature on the subject. This latest book provides key updates and noteworthy examples of community colleges that implemented the model.