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Objective 2.5

 Increase the effectiveness of academic advising.

 

Reference to Previous Strategic Plans: ASP 04.  1.2, FPP 01.  4.1, 4.2

ExCom Member:

Provost

Assessment Tool:

1) Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI): Academic Advising Effectiveness mean score.

2) Noel Levitz College Employee Satisfaction Survey (CESS): percentage of faculty & staff who somewhat agree or completely agree that the role of academic advising is clearly articulated and understood.

3) National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE): percent of first-year students and seniors assessing the overall quality of academic advising as good or excellent;

Summer advising and registration survey administered by CACE: Q4)  I have a basic understanding of general education, my major, and program admission requirements; Q6) I can explain how my courses fill general education and major requirements.

Baseline:

1) Noel Levitz SSI (2004-05) - 4.84
2) Noel Levitz CESS (2007-08) - 25%

3)NSSE (2008) – CCSU first-year 70%, CCSU seniors 60%; national first year 74%, national seniors 65%

Goal:

1) Meets or excees most recent SSI average for 4-year public institutions: 5.11 (2011-12)

2) continuous improvement from CCSU 2007-08 baseline of  25%

(NOTE: National comparative data for faculty & staff are not available.)

3) exceed the national averages for same Carnegie class public institutions in the given year

4) CACE Q4 & Q6 meet or exceed prior years

Progress:

1) CCSU 5.09 (2011-12); national 4 year public 5.11
2) CCSU  25% (2007-08); 29% (2008-09); 48% (2010-111); 49% (2012-13)

3) CCSU first-year: 77% (2009), 81% (2010), 86% (2011); national first-year 77% (2009), 78% (2010), 80% (2011);

    CCSU seniors: 63% (2009), 68% (2010), 63% (2011); national seniors 68% (2009), 68% (2010), 72% (2011)

4)CACE Q4 3.46 (2011-12), 3.51 (2012-13) and Q6 3.37 (2011-12) and 3.44 (2012-13)

Enabling Activities:

  • Implement recommendations of Academic Advising Task Force.

  • Implement recommendations of Retention and Graduation Council about advising.

  • Institute professional development of academic advisors.

  • Continue to support an integrated Center for Advising and Career Exploration to serve all first-year students.

  • Identify ways to reward exemplary service in advising, similar to the way excellence in teaching is recognized and honored.

  • Continue to support and assess school-based advising centers.

    1The 2010-11 survey question changed from how satisfied/dissatisfied are you to how much do you agree/disagree with the statement.

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