Presentation on theme: "Academic Advising Task Force Interim Report December 15, 2006 Deb Cox, Paul Blake."— Presentation transcript:
Academic Advising Task Force Interim Report December 15, 2006 Deb Cox, Paul Blake
Agenda President’s Charge Overview of Process Overview of Assessment Data Next Steps
President’s Charge: Framework Committee Organization –How do we advise? Mary Cline, Jay Hettiarchchy, Mary Steeno, Kent Sun, Ben Upham –How do we prepare graduation clearances/degree audit? Mary Cline, Jay Hettiarchchy, Mary Steeno, Kent Sun, Ben Upham –How do we support academic advising (i.e., training and materials)? Elise Blacklaw, Paul Blake, Shari Chamberlain
Committee Organization –How do we provide internet-based technology for academic advising? Elise Blacklaw, Jason Daday, Lauren Ogard, Ben Upham –What is the general level of student/faculty satisfaction with advising? Paul Blake, Deb Cox, Robert Rankey –How do we reward and provide recognition for advising? Shari Chamberlain, Mary Steeno, Paula Stiles, Kent Sun President’s Charge: Framework
Research Organization Process: What do we do and how do we do it? Assessment: Are the processes we employ effective? Recommendations: What might we be doing that we are not already doing and how might we refine what we already do? President’s Charge
Overview of Advising & Related Processes How do we advise? –New Freshmen –Students changing majors and those continuing undecided about a major/minor –Transfer Students –Returning Students How do we process graduation clearances/degree audit? How do we support academic advising? –Advisor Training –Technology How do we reward and provide recognition for advising?
If We Are To Reward… Must look at advising as teaching Must have expectations for advisors and students Must be defined and measurable Must incorporate institution philosophy, mission statement and values Must determine if advising is an expectation or job function
Are The Processes We Employ Effective? Overview of Prior Assessment Data: –2006 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) –2003 Academic Advising Study (Kchodl)
Overview of Assessment Data: NSSE 2006 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) First Year Respondents: FSU 613, SP 5,461 Senior Respondents: FSU 692,SP 5,337 Overall Advising Satisfaction
Overview of Assessment Data: Kchodl Fall 2003 Academic Advising, Heather Kchodl (student employee at Institutional Research and Testing) 297 student respondents 132 faculty respondents 5 educational counselor respondents Overall Advising Satisfaction
Overview of Assessment Data – Faculty Survey Purpose is to obtain a general impression of advisor’s experience with undergraduate academic advising at Ferris State University. Targeted distribution: January 15, 2007.
Next Steps Complete Faculty Survey Identify effective advising training program and best practices Review impact of effective advising on graduation and retention rates