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dc.contributor.advisorGarton, Bryan L.eng
dc.contributor.authorMounce Smith, Amy Rae, 1978-eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe 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.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on June 10, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural education.eng
dc.description.abstractThe 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.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b68876865eng
dc.identifier.oclc384995426eng
dc.identifier.otherMounceSmithA-050708-D9766eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5534eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations.eng
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. -- College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resourceseng
dc.subject.lcshCounseling in higher educationeng
dc.subject.lcshFaculty advisorseng
dc.subject.lcshCollege studentseng
dc.titleAcademic advising in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources: an investigation of undergraduate students' needs and faculty performanceeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural education (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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