Challenges in academic advisement for horticultural students at the University of Florida's satellite campuses

Kimberly K. Moore, Jane E. Slane, George E. Fitzpatrick, Wendy L. Meyer

Abstract


Place-bound student populations attending horticulture classes at the University of Florida's satellite campuses are quite diverse. The demographics of the student populations enrolled in horticulture programs in the state create unique challenges in academic advisement. Student ages range from 21 to 75 years, and many individuals are motivated by a desire to change careers or complete a degree started some time ago. Some students have completed extensive course work at other institutions prior to applying for admission to the University of Florida. Academic advisement can be
challenging because of the uncertainty of content and vigor of prior academic preparation. To meet these challenges, we developed advisement checklists to help us assist students in meeting their educational goals.

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283