Advising Assessment Feedback from Students Report

IDEA University

Fall 2019
Created on: Aug 25, 2019

Overview and Respondent Information

Overview

This report presents the results from the Advising Assessment Survey administered to students. It provides the student perspective on the overall advising experience as well as self-reported progress on advising-related learning outcomes. The survey items align with the CAS Standards for Academic Advising and the CAS Learning and Development Outcomes. Information provided in this report can be used as part of an academic advising program review and/or accreditation report.

Navigation

The Respondent Information is provided at the top of the report and can be hidden to consolidate space or expanded for reference. Click on each tab to show survey results for each area. You will find the descriptive information about the survey data on the Statistical Detail tab. Typed verbatim responses to open-ended questions are provided in a separate file.

Number asked to participate: 76
Number Responding: 13
Response Rate: 17%
Do you take the majority of your classes online?
Yes 0 0%
No 9 69%
Please indicate your current class standing.
First year/Freshman 0 0%
Sophomore 0 0%
Junior 0 0%
Senior 10 77%
Professional/Graduate 1 8%
Non-degree seeking 1 8%
Did you transfer to this institution?
No 2 15%
Yes, from a two-year institution 3 23%
Yes, from a four-year institution 6 46%
What is your gender identity?
Man 0 0%
Woman 1 8%
Do not identify with traditional gender identities 11 85%
Prefer not to answer 0 0%
What is your age?
17 or younger 0 0%
18 to 25 0 0%
26 to 35 0 0%
36 to 45 6 46%
46 to 55 3 23%
56 or older 3 23%
How would you describe yourself? (select all that apply)
American Indian, Alaska Native, First Nations, or Indigenous 0 0%
Asian or Asian American 0 0%
Black or African American 1 8%
Hispanic or Latino/a 0 0%
Middle Eastern or Northern African 0 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0 0%
White 1 8%
Other 10 77%
I prefer not to answer 0 0%

Executive Summary

Recommendations for Improvement and Areas of Strength

General suggestions for improvement based on your students’ experiences

Survey Item Learn more about this advising practice
10. Provided helpful feedback to support my academic success Development Resources
5. Challenged me to set personal/life goals Development Resources
13. Explained the responsibilities of the advisor and the student in the advising process Development Resources
Click here to explore a comprehensive list of all development resources

The top three advising practices based on your students’ experiences

8. Provided accurate information about policies and procedures (e.g., course registration, deadlines, holds)
1. Encouraged me to meaningfully reflect on my educational experiences (e.g., asked open-ended questions, engaged in dialogue)
4. Challenged me to set career goals

Student Learning and Resources

Student Learning

The learning outcomes with the highest reported progress as identified by your students are:
22. Understanding the requirements to earn my degree (e.g., major and general education)
24. Developing awareness of the academic and co-curricular learning opportunities available to me (e.g., service learning, internships, study abroad)

Advising Resources

The top sources of academic advising information are:
34. A faculty member
37. Social media
The most highly valued sources of academic advising information are:
42. A peer (student) advisor
41. A faculty member

Student Advising Experience

In this section, you will find feedback from your students based on their advising experiences, using the scale: 1: Strongly Disagree, 2: Disagree, 3: In-between, 4: Agree, 5: Strongly Agree. Please note that some advising practices may not be emphasized at your institution. Results should be interpreted within the context of your advising program and/or institutional goals, objectives, and practices. Hover over a bar if you wish to see the mean rating. You may also refer to the Statistical Detail tab to see the full distribution of responses.

The icons in the first column show how your score compares to other institutions in our database using the following scale:

  • Much Higher (>= 90th percentile rank)
  • Higher (70th-89th percentile rank)
  • Similar (30th-69th percentile rank)
  • Lower (10th-29th percentile rank)
  • Much Lower (< 10th percentile rank)

In my experience, academic advising at this institution has

Comparison with IDEA   Average % Positive Rating
1. Encouraged me to meaningfully reflect on my educational experiences (e.g., asked open-ended questions, engaged in dialogue)
84.6%
2. Encouraged me to explore new academic and co-curricular learning opportunities (e.g., service learning, internships, study abroad)
61.5%
3. Challenged me to set academic goals
84.6%
4. Challenged me to set career goals
76.9%
5. Challenged me to set personal/life goals
61.5%
6. Connected me with resources (e.g., individuals, programs, services) that can help me achieve my goals
76.9%
7. Provided accurate advising information about my plan of study
61.5%
8. Provided accurate information about policies and procedures (e.g., course registration, deadlines, holds)
76.9%

In my experience, academic advisors at this institution have

Comparison with IDEA   Average % Positive Rating
9. Displayed interest in my success as a student
92.3%
10. Provided helpful feedback to support my academic success
0%
11. Been responsive to my needs
76.9%
12. Treated me with respect
92.3%
13. Explained the responsibilities of the advisor and the student in the advising process
38.5%
14. Promoted a safe and welcoming environment
53.8%
15. Listened attentively to my questions and concerns
76.9%

Progress on Learning Outcomes

This section shows students’ self-reported progress on advising learning outcomes using the following scale: 1: No apparent progress, 2: Slight progress, 3: Moderate progress, 4: Substantial progress, 5: Exceptional progress. Please note that some learning outcomes may not be emphasized at your institution. Results should be interpreted within the context of your advising program and/or institutional goals, objectives, and practices. Hover over a bar if you wish to see the mean rating. You may also refer to the Statistical Detail tab to see the full distribution of responses.

The icons in the first column show how your score compares to other institutions in our database using the following scale:

  • Much Higher (>= 90th percentile rank)
  • Higher (70th-89th percentile rank)
  • Similar (30th-69th percentile rank)
  • Lower (10th-29th percentile rank)
  • Much Lower (< 10th percentile rank)
Comparison with IDEA   Average % Positive Rating
16. Developing a realistic plan to achieve my educational goals
84.6%
17. Developing a realistic plan to achieve my career goals
76.9%
18. Developing a realistic plan to achieve my personal/life goals
84.6%
19. Taking personal responsibility for my academic success
76.9%
20. Developing an awareness of campus resources that can help me succeed (e.g., programs, services, opportunities)
92.3%
21. Developing an awareness of how my decisions, habits, and interests impact my ability to achieve goals
84.6%
22. Understanding the requirements to earn my degree (e.g., major and general education)
92.3%
23. Understanding the policies and procedures related to my academic progress (e.g., course registration, deadlines, holds)
38.5%
24. Developing awareness of the academic and co-curricular learning opportunities available to me (e.g., service learning, internships, study abroad)
92.3%

Student Behavior

This section provides contextual information about student motivation and behavior. Hover over a bar if you wish to see the mean rating. You may also refer to the Statistical Detail tab to see the full distribution of responses.

The icons in the first column show how your score compares to other institutions in our database using the following scale:

  • Much Higher (>= 90th percentile rank)
  • Higher (70th-89th percentile rank)
  • Similar (30th-69th percentile rank)
  • Lower (10th-29th percentile rank)
  • Much Lower (< 10th percentile rank)
Comparison with IDEA   Average % Positive Rating
25. I seek out an advisor when I have a question or problem.
53.8%
26. I come prepared for advising meetings.
84.6%

Use and Value of Advising Resources

This section summarizes your students/advisees reported use of advising resources and how important these resources have been to their academic progress. The bar chart shows the average level of importance the advising resources have been to the student’s academic progress as perceived by the student. Hover over a bar if you wish to see the mean rating. You may also refer to the Statistical Detail tab to see the full distribution of responses.

  Use of Resources (average) Value of Resources (average)
My assigned advisor
Any available advisor
A faculty member
A peer (student) advisor
Online academic advising information (website, student portal)
Social media
Other
On average, how often do you interact with your advisor(s) (e.g., face-to-face meeting, online meeting, phone call, email exchange)?
Less than once a year 0 0%
Once a year 1 8%
Once a semester/term 0 0%
Multiple times a semester/term 0 0%
I’m not currently getting academic advising from anyone at this institution 10 77%

Overall Ratings

The Overall Ratings section provides the students’ perceptions of their overall advising experience, using the scale: 1: Strongly Disagree, 2: Disagree, 3: In-between, 4: Agree, 5: Strongly Agree. The format is consistent with other tabs, beginning with comparison of your institution’s ratings with other institutional averages in our database. The average rating of your respondents as well as the national comparative score are provided. Lastly, the percent of positive rating (4 or 5) is provided.

The icons in the first column show how your score compares to other institutions in our database using the following scale:

  • Much Higher (>= 90th percentile rank)
  • Higher (70th-89th percentile rank)
  • Similar (30th-69th percentile rank)
  • Lower (10th-29th percentile rank)
  • Much Lower (< 10th percentile rank)
Comparison with IDEA   Average % Positive Rating
27. My relationship with an advisor has made me feel more connected to this institution.
61.5%
28. My relationship with an advisor has had a positive influence on me.
92.3%
29. The academic advising I have received has made me more likely to graduate on time.
76.9%
30. Overall, advising services and resources have been beneficial.
76.9%
31. Overall, an advisor has been helpful to my academic success.
69.2%

Statistical Detail

In my experience, academic advising at this institution has: Number responding  
Choose the option that best corresponds to your judgment. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mean Std Dev
1: Strongly Disagree, 2: Disagree, 3: In-between, 4: Agree, 5: Strongly Agree, 6: Cannot Judge
1 Encouraged me to meaningfully reflect on my educational experiences (e.g., asked open-ended questions, engaged in dialogue) 0 1 0 1 10 0 4.67 0.67
2 Encouraged me to explore new academic and co-curricular learning opportunities (e.g., service learning, internships, study abroad) 0 1 0 5 3 2 4.11 0.58
3 Challenged me to set academic goals 1 0 0 3 8 0 4.42 0.40
4 Challenged me to set career goals 0 0 2 2 8 0 4.50 0.22
5 Challenged me to set personal/life goals 1 3 0 8 0 0 3.25 0.41
6 Connected me with resources (e.g., individuals, programs, services) that can help me achieve my goals 0 2 0 10 0 0 3.67 0.80
7 Provided accurate advising information about my plan of study 0 0 3 5 3 0 4.00 0.14
8 Provided accurate information about policies and procedures (e.g., course registration, deadlines, holds) 0 0 1 0 10 0 4.82 0.32
In my experience, academic advisors at this institution have: Number responding  
Choose the option that best corresponds to your judgment. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mean Std Dev
1: Strongly Disagree, 2: Disagree, 3: In-between, 4: Agree, 5: Strongly Agree, 6: Cannot Judge
9 Displayed interest in my success as a student 0 0 0 6 6 0 4.50 0.24
10 Provided helpful feedback to support my academic success 0 2 9 0 0 1 2.82 0.95
11 Been responsive to my needs 0 0 2 7 3 0 4.08 0.71
12 Treated me with respect 0 0 0 12 0 0 4.00 0.67
13 Explained the responsibilities of the advisor and the student in the advising process 1 0 5 4 1 1 3.36 0.80
14 Promoted a safe and welcoming environment 0 2 3 4 3 0 3.67 0.82
15 Listened attentively to my questions and concerns 0 2 0 8 2 0 3.83 0.56
Describe how academic advising has contributed to your progress on each of the following objectives. Number responding  
Choose the option that best corresponds to your judgment. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mean Std Dev
1: No apparent progress, 2: Slight progress, 3: Moderate progress, 4: Substantial progress, 5: Exceptional progress, 6: Cannot Judge
16 Developing a realistic plan to achieve my educational goals 0 0 1 4 7 0 4.50 0.66
17 Developing a realistic plan to achieve my career goals 1 0 0 0 10 1 4.64 0.90
18 Developing a realistic plan to achieve my personal/life goals 0 0 1 5 6 0 4.42 0.74
19 Taking personal responsibility for my academic success 0 1 1 0 10 0 4.58 0.32
20 Developing an awareness of campus resources that can help me succeed (e.g., programs, services, opportunities) 0 0 0 4 8 0 4.67 0.60
21 Developing an awareness of how my decisions, habits, and interests impact my ability to achieve goals 0 0 1 5 6 0 4.42 0.26
22 Understanding the requirements to earn my degree (e.g., major and general education) 0 0 0 0 12 0 5.00 0.32
23 Understanding the policies and procedures related to my academic progress (e.g., course registration, deadlines, holds) 1 5 1 4 1 0 2.92 0.63
24 Developing awareness of the academic and co-curricular learning opportunities available to me (e.g., service learning, internships, study abroad) 0 0 0 0 12 0 5.00 0.29
Overall, how would you respond to the following statements? Number responding  
Choose the option that best corresponds to your judgment. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mean Std Dev
1: Strongly Disagree, 2: Disagree, 3: In-between, 4: Agree, 5: Strongly Agree, 6: Cannot Judge
25 I seek out an advisor when I have a question or problem. 0 3 1 1 6 0 3.91 0.95
26 I come prepared for advising meetings. 0 0 1 0 11 0 4.83 0.10
27 My relationship with an advisor has made me feel more connected to this institution. 0 1 3 5 3 0 3.83 0.60
28 My relationship with an advisor has had a positive influence on me. 0 0 0 0 12 0 5.00 0.57
29 The academic advising I have received has made me more likely to graduate on time. 0 0 2 2 8 0 4.50 0.69
30 Overall, advising services and resources have been beneficial. 0 0 2 1 9 0 4.58 0.27
31 Overall, an advisor has been helpful to my academic success. 0 0 0 0 9 2 5.00 0.50
How often have you used the following sources of academic advising information? Number responding  
Choose the option that best corresponds to your judgment. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mean Std Dev
1: Never, 2: Almost never, 3: Sometimes, 4: Often, 5: Very Often, 6: Not Applicable
32 My assigned advisor 0 0 5 4 2 0 3.73 0.42
33 Any available advisor 0 1 0 4 7 0 4.42 0.76
34 A faculty member 0 0 0 0 12 0 5.00 0.46
35 A peer (student) advisor 0 1 1 0 10 0 4.58 0.38
36 Online academic advising information (website, student portal) 0 3 4 0 2 0 3.11 0.48
37 Social media 0 0 1 0 11 0 4.83 0.76
38 Other 0 2 9 1 0 0 2.92 0.59
How important have the following sources of academic advising information been to your academic progress? Number responding  
Choose the option that best corresponds to your judgment. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mean Std Dev
1: Very unimportant, 2: Unimportant, 3: Neither important nor unimportant, 4: Important, 5: Very Important, 6: Not Applicable
39 My assigned advisor 0 1 1 2 7 0 4.36 0.71
40 Any available advisor 0 0 3 8 1 0 3.83 0.39
41 A faculty member 0 0 2 1 9 0 4.58 0.58
42 A peer (student) advisor 0 0 0 0 12 0 5.00 0.99
43 Online academic advising information (website, student portal) 0 1 0 7 4 0 4.17 0.82
44 Social Media 0 3 2 3 3 1 3.55 0.30
45 Other 2 2 5 2 1 0 2.83 0.45