ERIC Number: ED367390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-2
Reference Count: N/A
Advisors' Perceptions of the Advisement Process.
Stolar, Steven M.
In response to negative findings from a study of faculty and administrative staff perceptions of the advisement process at Cumberland Community College (CCC), in Vineland, New Jersey, a follow-up study was conducted of the perceptions of advisement personnel. Specifically, the second study sought to gather information to assist in the restructuring of the system. A 30-item questionnaire, inquiring about professional information, general perceptions of advising, the advisors manual, freshman seminar courses, and general comments, was developed and distributed to each of the college's 70 advisors. Results of the study, based on a response rate of 69% (n=46), included the following: (1) respondents felt that there was a need for better training for advisors; (2) advisors generally felt that the number of students assigned to them was reasonable; (3) respondents felt that registration in an arena was not a sufficient forum for conducting advisement; (4) advisors felt their handbook was an invaluable asset; (5) advisors agreed that advisement training workshops designed to assist new advisors, explore basic skills, provide hypothetical situations, and keep advisors abreast of information updates would be helpful; (6) advisors felt that the advisement process is designed to do more for students than merely develop their schedules; and (7) advisors agreed that effective advisement is significant for the retention and academic success of students. The survey instrument and responses to open-ended questions are attached. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cumberland County Coll., Vineland, NJ.