Posts Tagged ‘undergraduate’

Description of a Team-based Intensive Advising Mentor Program at An Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Program: From the Advisers’ Perspective

Introduction

There is a growing demand for baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the healthcare field. The Institute of Medicine (2010) called for an 80 percent increase of baccalaureate-prepared nurses. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, “… nursing schools across the country are struggling to expand capacity to meet the rising demand for care given the national move toward healthcare reform” (AACN, 2014, ¶ 1). The Council on Physician and Nurse Supply (2008) called for …

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

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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The Benefits of Undergraduate Research: The Student’s Perspective

The undergraduate experience is greatly enriched by attaining research experience early and often. Recently this has been demonstrated empirically and discussed at length in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to engineering (Narayanan, 1999), medicine (Murdoch-Eaton et al., 2010), biology (Reynolds, Smith, Moskovitz, & Sayle, 2009), physiology (Desai et al., 2008), neuroscience (Frantz, DeHaan, Demetrikopoulos, & Carruth, 2006), psychology (Wayment & Dickson, 2008), as well as in multidisciplinary discussions in prestigious journals (e.g., …

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Developmental Advising for Academic Success Among Undergraduate Business Students

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe the transitioning of the advising process in a university’s undergraduate business program. A historical account of the university will be presented that includes the university’s background and traditional advising plan. Efforts have been taken to track the level of satisfaction among advisees as the advising plan evolves from traditional to developmental. The results of an academic advising survey will be included to document the effectiveness of …

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