Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 14:38:06 -0600

To: Advisors@cda.morris.umn.edu

From: Karla Klinger <klingerk@morris.umn.edu>

Subject: Dec 2002 freshman advising assessment

Cc: schwallr@cda.morris.umn.edu

 

Advisers,

 

The fall 2002 assessment of freshman advising administered in December through FYS is attached. 413 students responded. 96.9% knew the name of their adviser! Though freshmen are required to meet with advisers only twice during fall term (during orientation and spring registration), 30.9% met with their advisers additional times.

 

As in previous years, the results are positive. The percentage of students who 'agreed' or 'strongly agreed' with most questions remained about the same, ranging from 71.4% to the high 80%'s in questions 3-8. However, 27.2% disagreed with the statement (#5) "My adviser took time to become acquainted with me," and 22.3% disagreed with (#6) "My adviser discusses my academic goals and ways to meet them."

 

We continue to improve in the two consistently low-scoring "expectations" categories (#10 & 11). 10. My adviser explained what is expected of me...up from 54.4% to 59.4%; 33.6 % disagreed. 11. My adviser explained what I can expect from my adviser... up from 61.6% to 64.8% ; 29.1% disagreed.

 

The high percentage of students who disagreed suggests advisees want to know what to expect from advisers as well as what you expect from them. Annual planning is a time to make sure they know!

 

Karla Klinger, Advising

 

 

 

Assessment of Advising in Fall Semester 2002

 

1. Do you know the name of your adviser?     96.9% yes          3.10% no

            414 of 414 students responded to this question.

2. How often have you met with your adviser? (Choose one)

      5.1% During Orientation only                                                                30.9% Additional times

      61.4% During Orientation and before registration for spring                    1.9% Never

            411/414

                                                                                                                        5               4            3    2                                                                                                                1

For the statements below, circle the appropriate response.                   Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Does not apply

 

3. My adviser is on time for appointments.                                                   5               4               3                     2                     1

      413/414                                                                                               50.6%        36.8%        3.4%               2.2%               7.0%

 

4. My adviser keeps regular office hours.                                                       5               4               3                     2                     1

      410/414                                                                                               40.7%        47.1%        4.9%               0.7%               6.6%

 

5. My adviser took time to become acquainted with me.                                5               4               3                     2                     1

      412/414                                                                                               30.6%        40.8%       18.2%              9.0%               1.5%

 

6. My adviser discusses my academic goals and ways to meet them.               5               4               3                     2                     1

      413/414                                                                                               33.9%        39.7%       15.3%              7.0%               4.1%

 

7. My adviser provides me with information about academic

      requirements and choices.                                                                          5               4               3                     2                     1

      412/414                                                                                               33.0%        43.9%       12.9%              6.1%               4.1%

 

8. My adviser seems interested in helping me succeed academically.               5               4               3                     2                     1

      413/414                                                                                               39.2%        42.6%        9.4%               4.8%               3.9%

 

9. My adviser refers me to other staff or offices when necessary.                  5               4               3                     2                     1

      413/414                                                                                               28.8%        34.9%       14.5%              5.6%              16.2%

 

10. My adviser explained what is expected of me as an advisee.                     5               4               3                     2                     1

      413/414                                                                                               18.2%        41.2%       25.9%              7.7%               7.0%

 

11. My adviser explained what I can expect from my adviser.                       5               4               3                     2                     1

      413/414                                                                                               21.5%        43.3%       22.8%              6.3%               6.1%