Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Advising Assessment Practices of Advising Professionals at an Accredited United Kingdom Urban Career-Focused Higher Education Institution: A Replicated Quantitative, Descriptive Analysis
by Mahrt-Washington, Catherine E., Ph.D., Andrews University, 2020, 302; 27838349
Abstract (Summary)

As the world has flattened, the globalization and quality education movement surrounding higher education worldwide has led to the accountability of all stakeholders regarding student success in and beyond the classroom. Student mobility continues to impact tertiary enrollments as families and students consider the proliferated traditional and non-traditional enrollment alternatives along with prospective lower tertiary debt options. Although assessment, an accountability tool, in co-curricular areas such as

advising has been overlooked by leaders, advising is not impervious to accountability consequences. The problem is that assessment of advising, if performed, is oftentimes implemented informally, without a well-defined framework or the utilization of sophisticated measures, consequently advancing uninformed decisions that may have adverse effects on student success.

This study examined the advising assessment practices (identify SLOs, determine assessment method(s) used, and utilize assessment data) of an accredited urban career-focused university with a student body comprised of over 30% non-natives representing 65 countries and located in the United Kingdom; a country identified as the second most popular tertiary mobile student enrollment destination, in a time when tertiary student success is under intense scrutiny.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gregorutti, Gustavo
Commitee: Kijai, Jimmy, Arthur, Christon
School: Andrews University
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- Michigan
Source: DAI-A 81/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational evaluation, Higher education, Behavioral psychology
Keywords: Accountability, Advising, Assessment, Evidence, Mobility, Teaching
Publication Number: 27838349
ISBN: 9798641782850
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