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ERIC Number: EJ1161691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
Frequency of First-Year Student Interactions with Advisors
Fosnacht, Kevin; McCormick, Alexander C.; Nailos, Jennifer N.; Ribera, Amy K.
NACADA Journal, v37 n1 p74-86 2017
Although acknowledged that academic advising helps students adjust to and deal with the challenges of college, little is known about students' frequency of interactions with advisors. Using data from 52,546 full-time, first-year students at 209 diverse institutions, we examined the frequency with which students met with academic advisors and the way these interactions vary by student and institutional characteristics. We found that the typical first-year student met with an advisor 1 to 3 times during his or her first college year; however, the number of meetings varied across student subpopulations and institutional types. [This paper was presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL, April 2015.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement
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