ERIC Number: ED232525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A National Survey of Academic Advising. Final Report.
Carstensen, Donald J.; Silberhorn, Constance
The results of a national survey of academic advising are presented, based on responses from 820 2-year, 4-year public, and 4-year private colleges and universities. For each of the 47 questions, responses are reported as the national mean by type of institution. Conclusions include the following: there are more similarities than differences in the approaches institutions take in the delivery of academic advising services; in general, institutions are traditional in their reliance on faculty to dispense information through the academic advising process; generally, academic advising has been and still is perceived by administrators as a low-status function; those responsible for the delivery of academic advising services see it as addressing the informational needs of students rather than as an integral part of the students' total development; there are few effective systems in place for the evaluation of academic advising and little reward or recognition attached to its successful delivery; generally, institutions have no comprehensive statement of policy regarding the delivery of academic advising; and all of postsecondary education is communicating an increased interest in the academic advising function. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academic Advising Association, Pomona, NJ.; American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
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