ERIC Number: ED377907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
A Survey of Full-Time and Part-Time Students' Satisfaction with Faculty Academic Advising.
Dunker, Robert E.; Belcastro, Frank P.
To gather data on the satisfaction of community college students with their faculty academic advising, a survey was conducted in winter 1989-90 of a random sample of 750 full- and part-time students at an urban multi-campus community college in Iowa. Specifically, the survey sought information on student characteristics and levels of satisfaction on a 5-point scale with overall advising, the frequency and length of advising meetings, and the ease of making appointments. Study findings, based on 398 returned surveys that had all the questions related to advising answered, included the following: (1) regarding overall satisfaction with advising, no significant differences were found between full- and part-time students; (2) for both groups, the more frequently students and advisors met, the higher the students' satisfaction with the advising process; (3) full-time students were significantly more satisfied if their advising sessions were between 15 and 30 minutes, while part-time students were significantly more satisfied if their advising sessions were more than 30 minutes; and (4) full-time students were significantly more satisfied with their advising than part-time students if it was easy to make appointments and significantly less satisfied if it was somewhat difficult to make appointments. Includes recommendations for improving advisement, data tables, and the survey instrument. Contains 12 references. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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