ERIC Number: EJ886805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Expanding Research in Academic Advising: Methodological Strategies to Engage Advisors in Research
Aiken-Wisniewski, Sharon A.; Smith, Joshua S.; Troxel, Wendy G.
NACADA Journal, v30 n1 p4-13 Spr 2010
Research in academic advising has traditionally been conducted and disseminated by faculty researchers, graduate students, and higher education administrators (including advising directors). While significant in developing a body of literature to guide academic advising, the sources of the contribution also suggest that the frontline advisor does not actively participate in the inquiry process. The advising practitioner is an underutilized source of understanding that would offer breadth and depth to advising research. We offer a rationale for expanding the scholarship of advising and provide three research strategies (action inquiry, grounded theory, and program evaluation) that are each suited for addressing the various numbers and types of inquiry in higher education.
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Scholarship, Action Research, Inquiry, Grounded Theory, Program Evaluation, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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