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ERIC Number: ED174070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Academic Advisement System in a Community College. AIR Forum 1979 Paper.
Capoor, Madan
The academic advisement system in a large, comprehensive community college is evaluated. Student and faculty questionnaires were designed to measure perceptions of the processes and outcomes of the advisement system. Findings from 841 student questionnaires are reported and discussed. The survey investigated background variables, process variables, and outcome variables of the advising system. Despite the fact that the background, process, and outcome measures chosen for the study were purely empirical and lacked any theoretical base, the study produced useful information for assessing the efficacy of the advisement system. The most successful predictor of student evaluation of advisors was the number of times the students met with their advisors during a semester. The frequency of their meetings was found to be significantly related to whether they knew the name and location of their advisor, how close their curriculum was to the subject area in which the advisor taught, and how easy they found it to meet with their advisors. The necessity and example of how a large amount of data can be reduced for effective and sharply focussed presentation of key findings is also illustrated in this study. (SF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1979
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (19th, San Diego, California, May 13-17, 1979)