ERIC Number: ED253189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Student and Faculty Opinion of Academic Advisement Services.
McAnulty, Brenda Hart; And Others
Views of 335 students and 25 faculty members concerning academic advising and the role of the adviser were surveyed at the University of Louisville's Speed Scientific School. About 75 percent of the students rated their advisers as excellent or good. A large percentage of the faculty reported multiple adviser/advisee contacts each year. A small minority of students felt a need for more time with their advisers. Seventy-two percent of the faculty felt they should not be responsible for providing information on campus resources or on university rules and regulations. Eighty-four percent of the advisers indicated that it was important to have some understanding of the advisee's personal problems, and 80 percent of the students rated their advisers as excellent or good in being positive or friendly. About 72 percent of the faculty had not received special aid or training to prepare them for advising responsibility, and 56 percent felt workshops or departmental training would be helpful. Eight suggestions for improving advising are offered, including reducing the adviser/advisee ratio and increasing faculty time available for advising, and implementing inservice adviser training. A faculty questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Louisville KY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Academic Affairs Administrators Conference (18th).