ERIC Number: ED394477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Academic Advising.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
The Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) was created to enhance student success in college and has three elements: a diagnostic test, academic advising, and if necessary, remediation. Academic advising is the central element. The legislation creating the TASP requires an annual report on academic advising. The fifth academic advising survey of Texas public postsecondary institutions was administered in March 1995. Ninety-nine percent of the responding institutions agreed that academic advising aids personal development for students and that academic advising services and facilities are readily accessible. Survey results indicated that not all students receive academic advising. Much self-advising occurs for sophomores, students with a filed degree plan, and others. More institutions are moving from a decentralized, departmental model to a centralized, student advising center model staffed with professional advisors who report to a campus official in charge of the advising programs. Compliance with the requirements of the legislation has improved since 1989 and is expected to continue to improve. Finally, the institutions seem to be more favorably disposed toward their academic advising system. Much of the report consists of aggregate data for each of the survey questions. (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Attitude Change, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Educational Attainment, Educational Counseling, Faculty Advisers, Higher Education, Public Colleges, State Colleges, State Surveys, State Universities, Student Reaction
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, TASP Office, Universities Division, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.