The purpose of this research project was to determine perceptions or concerns faculty advisors at Minot State University have regarding professional academic advisors and steps that can be taken to address those perceptions and concerns so that professional academic advisors can be implemented. A survey was sent to all full-time tenure track faculty, and the data were analyzed using t-tests of unequal variances to compare whether the College of Education and Health Sciences was more inclined than the College of Arts and Sciences to implement professional academic advisors. Additional t-tests of unequal variances were used to compare whether faculty who had 10 or fewer years of service with Minot State University were more inclined to use professional academic advisors than faculty with 11 or more years of service. The survey results indicated that faculty overall had many misconceptions regarding professional academic advisors and while the College of Education and Health Science and the College of Arts and Sciences had similar views regarding professional academic advisors, faculty who had 10 or fewer years of service were more likely to be in favor of professional academic advisors than those with 11 or more years of service. Suggestions from the lead faculty advisor at the University of North Dakota (UND) were used to determine best practices, and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) database was also searched for best practices and qualifications for professional academic advisors.
|School:||Minot State University|
|School Location:||United States -- North Dakota|
|Source:||MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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