A Baker's Dozen to Enhance Commuter Student Advising

  • Gary L. Kramer
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, First Year Students, Commuter Students, Advising


This article presents a "baker's dozen" of suggestions to ameliorate the commuter student advising dilemma and to enhance overall the first year commuter student experience. As with any endeavor to improve academic services, what often determines institutional and student success is to know the students who are entering the system and how they are progressing in it. Thus, a primary emphasis is to tailor the baker's dozen to the unique need for a positive campus culture for advising first year commuter students.