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ERIC Number: ED257355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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A Cadre Approach to Freshman Academic Advising.
Lygre, John G.
An experimental freshman advising program at St. Olaf College, a private, church-related, liberal arts college, was evaluated. The freshman "cadre" program emphasized a living-learning environment, faculty adviser training, a structure that facilitated teamwork with colleagues, an interdisciplinary or random approach to matching up advisers and advisees, and career planning materials for use with freshmen. Junior counselors and faculty advisers participated in training sessions concerned with program goals, mutual roles, the nature of freshmen, and review of special materials. The evaluation involved four groups, each consisting of 24 freshmen, three faculty advisers representing different disciplines and four junior counselors (juniors who serve in freshmen dorms). The program was evaluated during the 1983-1984 and 1984-1985 academic years. In addition to evaluating the helpfulness and friendliness of the adviser, student questionnaires covered: the number of times that student met with the adviser, who the student consulted when making decisions about courses, whether advising met with the student's expectations, and the student's overall satisfaction with the advising experience. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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