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ERIC Number: EJ808082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
Changing Advising through Assessment
Light, Richard J.
NACADA Journal, v24 n1-2 p7-16 Spr-Fall 2004
By asking assessment questions that have direct policy implications, a committee of Harvard advisors, faculty members, and administrators was able to implement specific and concrete on-campus advising initiatives. Only modest amounts of data were collected to effect meaningful changes in student behavior, course design, and assignments. Interviews conducted by undergraduates decreased faculty workload and increased student investment in the findings. Although the outcomes are university specific, the collaborations and processes by which they were generated can be used to guide assessment efforts at any type of postsecondary institution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts