Title

The Advising Palaver Hut: Case Study in West African Higher Education

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Jobila Williams Sy, Zayed University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

NACADA Journal

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Abstract

Although international research regarding advising is burgeoning, most of the research on the role of and advantages related to academic advising has been limited to U.S. colleges and universities. This ethnographic case study conducted at a Liberian university examined the organizational culture of advising from student, faculty, and staff perspectives after the establishment of the Student Academic Advisement and Career Counseling Center. The findings suggest two primary elements that shape the role of advising and college student experience: postwar challenges in Liberian higher education and the shifting perspective on student centeredness. As a result, these elements have redefined the preliminary role of the advising center into a concept referred to as the advising palaver hut.

ISSN

0271-9517

Publisher

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

Volume

37

First Page

51

Last Page

65

Disciplines

Education

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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