ERIC Number: ED304177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Patrick Henry Community College Academic Advising Program Evaluation, September 1, 1987.
Patrick Henry Community Coll., Martinsville, VA.
In winter 1987, an evaluation of Patrick Henry Community College's academic advising program was undertaken to identify problems and areas needing improvement. Surveys were conducted of both advisors and advisees to determine their perceptions of and satisfaction with the advising process. Responses from the 23 faculty advisors who returned the questionnaire highlighted such problems as incorrect and incomplete advisor lists, an overly long registration period, students being advised by counselors without the advisor's knowledge, lack of information about assigned advisees, and the lack of a system to keep track of students when they change advisors or majors. Responses from the 291 students who completed in-class surveys revealed the following: (1) 68.7% of the students were satisfied with the academic advising they received; (2) students who were not associated with either the occupational/technical (O/T) or college transfer divisions were significantly less satisfied with advising than students associated with them; (3) 77% of the students surveyed were advised by faculty, 8.2% by counselors, and 14.8% did not know who their advisors were; and (4) in most respects, students who were advised by faculty were more satisfied with the advising program than those advised by counselors. Survey instruments and responses to open-ended questions are appended. (AAC)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Community Colleges, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Evaluation, Faculty Advisers, Faculty Workload, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Patrick Henry Community Coll., Martinsville, VA.