Assessing The Effectiveness Of Your Academic Advising Programs

 

Recorded on: July 29, 2015 (75-90 minutes)

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Assessing The Effectiveness Of Your Academic Advising Programs

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Overview:

In times of shrinking resources and greater accountability in higher education, it is imperative that proponents of advising justify the claim that advising makes a difference in the lives of students. This session will introduce the processes involved in the assessment of academic advising. It will include rationale for assessment and definitions of assessment terminology. In addition, a five-stage model for assessment will be discussed. The model includes:

  • Integrating assessment with institutional mission
  • Tools, techniques, and strategies
  • Interpreting and using results
  • Implementing strategies
  • Planning the next cycle

Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between assessment and evaluation
  • Review the relationship between institutional mission and student learning outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of assessment tools, techniques, and strategies and the purposes which they serve
  • Learn how to interpret assessment data and communicate findings to various constituents on campus
  • Focus on using assessment results to implement enhancements to the advising program
  • Recognize that assessment is an ongoing process

Who Should Attend?

  • 2-year & 4-year institutions
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Advising
  • Retention Specialist