Academic Advising Assessment and Feedback System
Quality academic advising is integral to student success. More than just supporting course selection and registration, academic advisors have a unique opportunity to connect with students in a rich and meaningful way.
Getting the right answers begins with asking the right questions. Partnering with the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), IDEA researchers have created a balanced advising feedback and assessment system with survey items in alignment with CAS and regional accreditation standards.
We look at the advising program through the lens of those who work every day to make it work-- staff, advisors, and administrators. We also recognize the value of student perceptions of advising practices as well self-reported progress on relevant learning outcomes. Together, giving voice to these groups, we provide an insight on how well the institution is meeting the needs of those involved in and served by the academic advising program.
Direct assessment of student learning is also an important component of any assessment plan. This can be accomplished with the the Student Learning Outcomes Rubric, which aligns directly with the learning outcomes in the program assessment and advisor feedback surveys. The rubric can be used to document and improve student learning and development outcomes.
Advising Feedback and Assessment System components