ERIC Number: ED341346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
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)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Admissions Counseling, Career Counseling, Career Planning, College Faculty, College Freshmen, College Students, Departments, Educational Counseling, Educational Environment, Faculty Advisers, Higher Education, School Orientation, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Personnel Workers, Student School Relationship, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Office of Student Affairs Research and Information.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Student Opinion Survey