ERIC Number: EJ1044369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Academic Advising Assessment Practices: Results of a National Study
Powers, Keith L.; Carlstrom, Aaron H.
NACADA Journal, v34 n1 64-77 Spr 2014
Best practices of academic advising assessment involve identification of student learning outcomes, the development and use of multiple measures of student learning, and sound professional judgment to understand the information gathered and to improve student learning. However, the assessment results often come from minimal, narrow, and inconsistent evaluation practices, often based on student satisfaction surveys. Therefore, to generate a picture of the current state of assessment, we surveyed those conducting or deemed responsible for academic advising assessment. Although 80% of survey participants identified academic-advising student learning outcomes, one half assessed the achievement of those outcomes, with most using student surveys. Furthermore, 7% reported employing three or more measures while 60% reported improvements of practice and student learning based on the assessment.
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Evaluation, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Statistical Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Evaluation Methods, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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