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Martinez, Edna; Elue, Chinasa – NACADA Journal, 2020
An increasing number of community colleges have expanded their programmatic offerings to include baccalaureate degrees. In this national, mixed methods study, we examined how and to what extent the implementation of baccalaureate degree programs has impacted academic advising policies and practices across U.S. community colleges. Survey and…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Program Implementation
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Karmelita, Courtney – NACADA Journal, 2020
Adult learners represent a growing population of students in higher education who need various types of support to successfully embark on the transition to college. One popular type of support is a transition program, which aims to promote successful entrance to higher education. This study's findings imply that, while adult learners who have…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Student Adjustment, College Students, Transitional Programs
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He, Ye; Hutson, Bryant L.; Bloom, Jennifer L.; Cuevas, Amanda Propst – NACADA Journal, 2020
Academic advising is integral to student success in higher education. However, few studies have explored the beliefs, practices, and well-being of advisors. In this study, we introduce an instrument designed to explore advisors' beliefs, practices, and well-being based on literature that addresses advising approaches and their theoretical…
Descriptors: Faculty Advisers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Well Being
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Akos, Patrick; James, Scott – NACADA Journal, 2020
Course withdrawals have significant cost and curricular implications for both students and institutions. Yet within the retention literature, little is known about the context or impact of course withdrawals. This study examines course withdrawals of first year students from a sample of nine universities. Data reveal that demographic and…
Descriptors: Withdrawal (Education), Courses, School Holding Power, College Freshmen
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Spight, David B. – NACADA Journal, 2020
As college completion rates are a top priority for institutions and other stakeholders, understanding college student persistence is important. Some perceive students making an early decision about a major as necessary for success in college, arguing that enrolling as undeclared contributes to student attrition. Previous research about undeclared…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Decision Making, Academic Persistence, Gender Differences
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Hart-Baldridge, Elizabeth – NACADA Journal, 2020
A considerable body of research connects students' college experiences to their interactions with a faculty member. Quality academic advising is key to student success and the faculty advisor is a valuable piece of the advisor-student interaction. To ensure student success through academic advising, it is important for institutions to understand…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers
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Kyte, Sarah Blanchard; Collins, Elizabeth; Deil-Amen, Regina – NACADA Journal, 2020
As academic advisors help students navigate academic challenges toward a degree, seemingly mundane interactions have the potential to shape students' beliefs about themselves and their abilities. This study examines whether subtle cues within messages from advisors may help students develop what Carol Dweck calls a growth mindset--the belief that…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Cues
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Hayes, Shannon; Lindeman, Leslie; Lukszo, Casey – NACADA Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between pre-transfer advising and the development of transfer student capital (TSC) for students who have transferred from community college to a four-year university. Using TSC as a framework, this qualitative case study seeks to identify the roles that pre-transfer advisors at community…
Descriptors: Faculty Advisers, College Transfer Students, Correlation, Academic Advising
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Zilvinskis, John; Barber, Renae E.; Brozinsky, Johanna L.; Hochberg, Shelby R. – NACADA Journal, 2020
In prior scholarship, researchers identified barriers students with disabilities encounter in accessing academic advising, such as social stigma and hesitance to disclose. Through our study, we sought to inform advising practice by exposing the perceived deficit in services toward this population, uniquely evidenced by large data. The National…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, College Freshmen, Students with Disabilities
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Donaldson, Paul; McKinney, Lyle; Lee, Mimi Miyoung; Horn, Catherine L.; Burridge, Andrea; Pino, Diana – NACADA Journal, 2020
This study examines the structure of an enhanced advising program (EAP) through the perspectives of academic advisors. Utilizing a qualitative research design, interviews were conducted with 12 primary-role academic advisors employed within an EAP at a large, urban community college in Texas. Thematic analysis of the interviews identified the…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
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Alvarado, Adriana Ruiz; Olson, Avery B. – NACADA Journal, 2020
In an effort to promote the advancement of the advising profession, this study examines trends related to current knowledge of academic advising and the relationships between various forms of postsecondary advising practices and student outputs. Using content analysis techniques, we analyzed research articles published in "NACADA…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Advising, Periodicals, Content Analysis
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Wilson, Maureen E.; Hirschy, Amy S.; Braxton, John M.; Dumas, Tia N. – NACADA Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine if there is evidence of a normative structure for primary role advisors and, if so, whether views of those norms vary by personal and positional characteristics. We developed the Academic Advising Behaviors Inventory (AABI) and surveyed members of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. Using…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Norms, Measures (Individuals)
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Witkowsky, Patricia; Starkey, Kathryn; Clayton, Grant; Garnar, Martin; Andersen, Ashley – NACADA Journal, 2020
Dual enrollment (DE) is a common method for high schools to offer postsecondary preparation, exposure to college-level expectations, and, potentially, college credit. Some dual-enrollment students enter college with 24 semester hours. Upon matriculation, these high-credit DE (HCDE) students present unique challenges to college academic advisors.…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Dual Enrollment, College Preparation
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Menke, Donna J.; Duslak, Mark; McGill, Craig M. – NACADA Journal, 2020
As higher education leaders, chief academic officers are capable of affecting the ways advising is structured and performed on college campuses, but little is known about how they regard advising. This study investigated the perceptions of 181 chief academic officers at two- and four-year public and private institutions in the U.S. regarding…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Academic Advising, Institutional Characteristics, Public Colleges
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Gordon, Virginia N. – NACADA Journal, 2019
Although developmental advising grew out of the works of many theorists prior to 1972 (Erikson, 1968; Heath, 1964; Neugarten, 1971; Perry, 1970; Super, Starishevsky, Matlin, & Jordaan, 1963), Burns Crookston was responsible for integrating these concepts into conscious thinking about academic advising. Although his landmark article grew out of…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Academic Advising, Educational History, Student Development
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