ERIC Number: ED465354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Examining Faculty's Perceptions of Student Advising To Improve Learning Environments.
Templeton, Rosalyn Anstine; Skaggs, Jobie L.; Johnson, Celia E.
Influenced by Carnegie Academy Campus Program conversations, faculty (n=71) advising responsibilities and attitudes were explored at a midsize, comprehensive, private university. As part of an effort to improve student learning, the primarily quantitative Student Advising Survey was used to establish advising patterns. The survey found that faculty spent an average of 36.71 hours each semester advising an average of 29.14 students. A significant number of students do not seek out advising from their assigned advisers, and the majority of respondents advised students not assigned to them. Faculty indicated advising primarily involved advising about courses, followed by career advising. Computer access to student registration records was the most helpful service, and referral to the career center was the resource used most frequently. Respondents rated their advising effectiveness as high, although slightly less than half of the faculty (42.7%) received training in advising and 46.7% thought that training would be beneficial. The limitations and importance of this research and future studies are discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 28 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1-5, 2002).