This article discusses the importance of the relationship between faculty adviser and advisee. The faculty advising system is one of the principal ways provided for accomplishing improvement in faculty-student interaction. Direct contact with their advisees can benefit students in multiple ways. Contact with professional staff has been associated with increased retention among undergraduate university students. Students also benefit scholastically and affectively from such contact. Faculty and academic institutions also can derive benefits from the adviser-advisee relationship. The quality of the advising relationship is a major contributor to institutional holding power.
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