Primary Research Group has published: Survey Best Practices in Academic
Advising, ISBN 9781574403473
This study presents data from 45 colleges and universities about their
academic advising efforts. The report helps its readers to answer questions
such as: how large are academic advising staffs and how fast are they
growing, if at all? How many students seek academic advising? What kind of
workshops are being offered by academic advising units and how effective are
they? How do academic advising departments assess their own performance, or
train their employees? How much do they spend on employee training?
Just a few of the study’s many findings are that:
• Colleges with between 3,000 and 6,000 FTE enrolled students had a mean
academic advising staff size of 4.4.
• Workshops for students in time management were among the most popular and
• The higher tuition charged by the college, the greater the number of peer
mentors used, irrespective of college size or other characteristics.
• About 37% of academic advising sessions are completed in less than 20 minutes.
The study is currently available as a PDF and will be available in book
format on July 24, 2015 and can be ordered now. The price for either
version is $109.00; site licenses are also available. To view the table of
contents, excerpt, questionnaire and list of participants, view our website
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