ERIC Number: ED329510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Student and Advisor Attitudes toward Academic Advisement.
Wood, Jane H.; Wood, Peter H.
Three separate but similar questionnaires were mailed to faculty advisors, to secondary education majors, and to nonsecondary education majors in the College of Education and Allied Professions at Bowling Green State University. The majority of each group identified assistance with courses and scheduling at the advisors' most important function. Assistance with career exploration was the second most important function, followed by assistance with choices of major and minors. Help with personal problems, study skills, or red tape were perceived by all to be much less important. The considerable majority of all groups agreed that advisors were effective, helpful, knowledgeable, good listeners, available and relaxed in the advisement situation. All advisors judged the Program Advisement and Teacher Certification Office personnel effective and helpful. The majority of students but only a third of the advisors favored evaluating faculty advisors. Secondary students have two separate advisors, and the majority favored this dual advisor system. More students found their advisors helpful in a range of functions than was true 10 years ago (in a similar 1980 survey). The opinion survey instrument is appended. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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