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ERIC Number: ED189952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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An Evaluation of an Academic Advising System from the Point of View of Students. AIR Forum 1980 Paper.
Hickey, JoAnn; Hickey, Anthony Andrew
Data were collected on student attitudes toward academic advising as part of a larger survey of students at George Mason University (Virginia). Both the academic advising and continuing education (Extended Studies) counseling programs were assessed. Over half of those using Extended Studies counseling and a third of those using academic advising rated them good to excellent. In both cases, older students tended to rate more favorably. Availability of advisors, perceptions of advisor role and assistance are also examined. Since academic advising received considerable negative comments, an analysis of the total advising system is recommended as a result of the survey. Checks for consistency in policy across schools within the university are also recommended. Other areas for analysis include advisors' perceptions of their own roles, and program provisions to accommodate changing student needs and characteristics. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1980; George Mason University VA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (20th, Atlanta, GA, April 27 - May 1, 1980)