ERIC Number: ED346904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Advising Audit: An Institutional Evaluation and Analysis of the Organization and Delivery of Advising Services.
Crockett, David S.
Designed to assist institutions in evaluating the current status of their academic advising program, this manual provides guidelines and materials used to conduct a four-step audit. Following a brief introduction, an overview of the audit procedure is presented. The next four sections, corresponding to the steps in the audit, are presented: (1) Information Gathering, including a detailed survey instrument designed to collect information about the institution, advising in the academic unit or department, advising offices, and overall institutional effectiveness; (2) Evaluation, which provides a scoring key and accompanying explanation for each item of the survey instrument; (3) Analysis, which provides a key for use in grouping item scores by categories and includes guidelines for identifying areas of strength and weakness; and (4) Action Planning, which offers a series of recommendations for further review, study, and action in areas such as the delivery of advising services; the selection, training, and development of advisors; and advising information systems. The final section, which constitutes the bulk of the manual, consists of additional resources for the development and evaluation of advising programs, including six survey instruments; "The Third ACT (American College Testing Program) National Survey on the Status of Academic Advising," by Wesley R. Habley, and David S. Crockett; "CAS (Council for the Advancement of Standards for Student Services/Developmental Programs) Standards and Guidelines for Student Services/Development Programs"; "CAS Academic Advising Self Assessment Guide"; and a 64-item annotated bibliography. (JSP)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Audits (Verification), College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Counseling, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Guidelines, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Groups), Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Note: For a related document, see JC 920 328.