Date:     Thu, 18 Mar 2004 15:53:54 -0600

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

Subject:  Freshman Advising Assessment, 2003

 

Advisors,

 

The fall 2003 assessment of freshman advising administered in December through FYS is attached.  361 students responded. 97.8% knew the name of their adviser!  Though freshmen are required to meet with advisers only twice during fall term (during orientation and spring registration), 37% met with their advisers additional times.  Nice percentages.

  

As in previous years, the results are positive.  The percentage of students who 'agree' or 'strongly agree' with most questions continues to increase in small increments, just as the number who 'disagree' or 'strongly disagree' continues to decline. Individual advisers (88% agree) are "on time for appointments" (#3) and (89% agree) keep "regular advising hours" (#4).  84% agree that "my adviser seems interested in helping me succeed academically" (#8). 

 

We remain about the same in the two consistently low-scoring "expectations" categories:

 10. My adviser explained what is expected of me. 34.3% disagreed.

 11. My adviser explained what I can expect from my adviser. 28.2 disagreed.

The high percentage of students who disagreed suggests that these freshman 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!

 

Though we have positive responses in the high 70's for questions 5, 6 & 7, we do have a combined negative response of about 20% with taking time to becoming acquainted (5), discussing academic goals (6) and providing academic information (7). 

  

 Karla Klinger, Advisng

 

 

 

 

Assessment of Advising in Fall Semester 2003

 

1.  Do you know the name of your adviser?    353 yes (97.8%)           8 no     2.2%%

 

2.  How often have you met with your adviser?  (Choose one) 353/361

      3.6%__During Orientation only

      56%__During Orientation and before registration for spring

      37.1%__Additional times

      1.1%__Never

 

                                                                                                                        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

      360/361                                                                                               49%           39.3%        4.7%               1.1%              5.5%

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

      361/361                                                                                               40.7%        48.8%        5.0%                .8%               4.7%

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

      360-361                                                                                               32.1%        43.5%       15.2%              8.3%              .6%

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

      359/361                                                                                               33.8%        45.4%       12.7%              6.9%              .6%

7.  My adviser provides me with information about academic

      requirements and choices.                                                                         5               4               3                     2                     1

      361/361                                                                                               33.5%        45.4%       14.1%              6.4%              .6%

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

      357/361                                                                                               42.9%        41.3%        9.4%               3.9%              1.4%

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

      358/361                                                                                               30.4%        31.6%       15.0%              4.2%              18.0%

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

      360/361                                                                                               15.8%        44.3%       27.7%              6.6%              5.3%

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

      360/361                                                                                               20.8%        46.3%       21.6%               6.6%              4.4%

 

 

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