Title

Faculty as Part of the Advising Equation: An Inquiry into Faculty Viewpoints on Advising

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Abstract

This study examines faculty advisor perspectives on faculty-student advising interactions. A survey questionnaire and two focus groups tapped faculty concerns about a variety of advising issues that faculty members feel contribute or detract from successful advising. Questions regarding the influence of the advising process, including the role of advisors and perceived student expectations, were also asked of advisors. Suggestions for improving the faculty-student advising relationship were also sought. Results suggest that advisors' knowledge of advising and preparation contribute to advising success. Advisors also reported a concern that the time and importance of good advising were not sufficiently recognized by upper-administrative personnel.

Recommended Citation

Dillon, Randy K., and Bradley J. Fisher. "Faculty as part of the advising equation: An inquiry into faculty viewpoints on advising." NACADA Journal 20, no. 1 (2000): 16-23.

DOI for the article

10.12930/0271-9517-20.1.16

Department

Communication

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