Posts Tagged ‘faculty’

Faculty Advising Fellows: Lessons Learned

  • July 21, 2015

Abstract

This paper explores the Faculty Advising Fellows program at a small regional university. The program began in 2007 to supplement the work of professional advisers. Focus groups and interviews involved Faculty Advising Fellows, professional staff advisers, and former Fellows, all of whom gave their perceptions of the program, addressed areas of strength, and discussed ways the program could be improved. This article also presents a short history of the advising process and gives the …

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Comparing Undergraduate Satisfaction with Faculty and Professional Advisers: A Multi-Method Approach

  • August 15, 2013

Abstract

Given that “the quality of academic advising is the single most powerful predictor of satisfaction with the campus environment,” it is disturbing to note that college students rank advising so unfavorably (Carey, 2008, p.12). Using a mixed-method approach (survey data followed by focus group interviews), this article addresses an important paradox: While student satisfaction with faculty advising is very polarized, tending to rate this kind of interaction very favorably or very poorly, students’ experience …

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Reinvigorating Faculty Advising on Your Campus

  • March 2, 2012

In the award-winning entry for the Ninth Annual Academic Advising Writing Competition, Don Carlton (2010) gazed into his crystal ball and hypothetically looked at the world of academic advising in the year 2019. He stated,

Budgets for many or most schools will lead to fewer advisers seeing more students. Advising space and support services will be pinched. Most advisers will increasingly rely on mass advising techniques—e-mail, interactive degree charts, interactive computer programs that suggest courses …

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