ERIC Number: ED161332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Academic Advising and Counseling: A Computer Assisted Enhancement. AIR Forum Paper 1978.
Ehl, C. C.
The features of a new academic advising program at Bentley College, Massachusetts, are described, and the results of a faculty evaluation of the new program are presented. Incoming freshmen are assigned a faculty adviser, who is also one of their classroom instructors. The adviser is provided advising information for each advisee each semester on a computer-produced profile sheet. Faculty were involved in the planning of the new advising program, and advising case studies are included as an integral component of new faculty orientation sessions. An academic advising handbook was published and distributed. The procedure for analyzing the data obtained from the faculty advising evaluation is described, and analysis of the results are presented. The new academic advising program had a considerable impact on the faculty and the faculty's perception of advising. The mean ranks for a computer-produced profile sheet indicate that faculty find this method more important than advising workshops, the advising handbook, and faculty orientation. A sample profile sheet and explanation of the items and the academic advising questionnaire are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bently College MA
Note: Paper presented at the annual Association for Institutional Research Forum (18th, Houston, Texas, May 21-25, 1978)