ERIC Number: ED203216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Adult Student and Faculty Expectations of Academic Advising in a Nontraditional University.
Ryan, Carol Crawford
New students and faculty have expressed a growing interest in academic advising. However, little research has been reported about adult students and the academic advising process. A survey of adult students and faculty members at Metropolitan State University, a nontraditional university, showed that faculty members were sensitive to their role as advisers, but required additional training to meet the needs of adult students. Scheduling time for school and financing their education were the major concerns of the students. Many students wanted to change careers and expected help from the university; they were also interested in evening and weekend advising hours and tutorial workshops. Results suggest that high expectations on the part of faculty and students require good communication skills and ready access to information. Advising systems must be diversified to meet the needs of adult students. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Minnesota.