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ERIC Number: ED341346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Advising At UC Davis-1990. A Report of Student Opinions.
Hunziker, Celeste M.
A study was done to examine student opinion of the campus advising services at the University of California Davis campus in Spring 1990 as a follow up to a similar study conducted in 1987. The study used the Student Opinion Survey and mailed it to a stratified random sample of 1,649 students. Of the surveys sent, 57.7 percent were returned. The following findings were reported: (1) Davis undergraduates were significantly more satisfied with pre-enrollment information, catalogs and admissions publications, and orientation programs than national counterparts; (2) students were satisfied with career planning services at levels significantly lower than 1987 levels; (3) students were more satisfied with academic advising than their national counterparts; (4) about 80 percent of students reported having used some academic advising service; (5) fewer freshmen had used either academic advising or faculty advising; (6) mean satisfaction ratings for sources of academic advice ranged moderately between peer advisors, faculty advisors and staff advisors; (7) students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences rated that division higher than students in the other colleges rated their divisions; (8) when rating recent experiences with their primary academic advisors, undergraduates were exceptionally positive; (9) 16 percent of students rated the advising system as inadequate for their needs. Included are eight tables. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Office of Student Affairs Research and Information.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Student Opinion Survey