Qualitative Analysis of Student Perceptions: “Some Advisors Care. Some Don't.”
University-based academic advising at a large, Great Lakes state institution was designed to support first-year students' transition to college. We conducted individual interviews and facilitated story circles with 162 students to determine their perceived effectiveness of advising. Analyses revealed four overarching themes: student difficulty making the distinction between roles of high school guidance counselors and postsecondary academic advisors, advisor communication, student desire for a relationship, and advisor accessibility. On the basis of data gathered, we developed a model for understanding the formation and maintenance of student advising perceptions.
qualitative analysis, story circles, student perceptions
Walker, Ruth V., Alexandra I. Zelin, Carolyn Behrman, and Rachel Strnad. "Qualitative analysis of student perceptions:“Some advisors care. Some don't.”." NACADA Journal 37, no. 2 (2017): 44-54.
NACADA Journal 37