Academic advising in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources: an investigation of undergraduate students' needs and faculty performance

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Academic advising in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources: an investigation of undergraduate students' needs and faculty performance

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dc.contributor.advisor Garton, Bryan L. en
dc.contributor.author Mounce Smith, Amy Rae, 1978- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-23T16:33:20Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-23T16:33:20Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008 Spring en
dc.identifier.other MounceSmithA-050708-D9766 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5534
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on June 10, 2009) en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural education. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was three-fold: 1) assess the importance of academic advising characteristics as perceived by undergraduate students in the College, 2) examine faculty performance, as perceived by advisees, with regard to the academic advising characteristics, and 3) identify factors that influence students' cademic advising needs and satisfaction. The Faculty Advising Instrument and Insight Inventory® were distributed via email to all students enrolled in the College (N = 1619). A total of 726 students (44.84%) completed the instrument. Overall, students reported a high level of satisfaction with faculty advisors' performance. Results indicated that students' academic advising needs and their evaluation of faculty performance vary little based on sex, academic level and undergraduate degree program. Using the Borich needs assessment model, ten items were identified for potential enhancement. The three items with largest mean weighted discrepancy scores related to identifying employment opportunities after college, providing information about financial assistance and being aware of academic progress. The Insight Inventory® indicated that the largest proportion of students were slightly indirect, very outgoing, very steady, and moderate when dealing with details. No relationships were found between students' personality/communication profiles and academic advising needs. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh University of Missouri--Columbia. -- College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Counseling in higher education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Faculty advisors en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students en_US
dc.title Academic advising in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources: an investigation of undergraduate students' needs and faculty performance en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Agricultural education en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b68876865 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 384995426 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2008 Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2008 Freely available dissertations (MU)


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