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NACADA 2000 MEMBER SURVEY PRELIMINARY RESULTS

Notice of survey was sent to NACADA members by postcard and two e-mails in April 2000. Members were encouraged to forward the announcement to others participating in advising (faculty, administrators, etc) who were not current NACADA members. Survey was administered via the web during April and May 2000. Written surveys were sent to those requesting and of those, five were returned and entered into the computer by staff.


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GenderTotal RespondentsCurrent Members 
Female2051 (77%)76%
Male621 (23%)24%
Degree 
Associate23 (1%)
Bachelor501 (19%)
Masters1675 (63%)
Adv Certif47 (2%)
Doctorate391 (15%)
Other28 (1%)
Major: Education
 1325
  50.1%
Arts & Sciences All
1051
39.8%
Social Science
486
18.4%
Humanities
264
10.0%
Natural/Computer Science
110
4.2%
Fine Arts
78
2.9%
General Arts & Sciences
76
2.9%
Business
185
7.0%
Allied Health/Medicine
37
1.4%
Home Economics/Human Ecology 
33
1.2%
Agriculture
18
.7%
Engineering
8
.3%
Law
6
.2%
Architecture
1
Other
20
.8%
If Education, then focus was:
Counseling40431.5%
College Student Personnel27221.2%
Elementary/Secondary Education24519.1%
Higher Education23318.2%
Educational Psychology524.1%
Other765.9%
Race:
Total
Respondents
Current
Members
European/White217184.8%81%
Black1606.3%9%
Hispanic993.9%4%
Asian491.9%1%
Multicultural491.9%1%
Native American/Aboriginal20.8%1%
Other12.5%
Do you have access to e-mail?
Yes258199.5%
No13.5%
Are you a NACADA member?
Yes200876.8%
No60523.2%
As a member, would it be acceptable to receive NACADA newsletter, region/commission updates, etc. via e-mail?
Percentages based only on member responses:
Yes192892%
No1648%
Not Applicable480(non-members)
Location of your institution:
US254497.1%
Canada642.4%
US Terr6.2%
Other Country5.2%
Institutional Type
Total
Respondents
NACADA
Members
Public Research106740.7%38.0%
2-Year College50919.4%19.0%
Public Comprehensive41615.9%14.0%
Private Liberal Arts1897.2%5.0%
Private Comprehensive1485.6%9.0%
Private Research1445.5%9.0%
Public Liberal Arts1244.7%2.5%
Other23.9%3.5%
Size of Undergraduate Enrollment at Institution
10,000-19,99970327%
20,000 or more64224.7%
5000-999942716.4%
1000-249936114.9%
2500-499934713.3%
Under 10001244.8%
Size of Graduate Enrollment at Institution: Percentages based on those with Graduate Programs.
5000 or more55927%
1-99952426%
1000-249950224%
2500-499942821%
none54921.4% of all respondents
Where you work:
Student Services58322.2%
Central Institutional Administration34213.0%
Central Institutional Advising33212.6%
General Arts & Science29311.2%
Business2248.5%
Undecided Students1565.9%
Natural or Computer Science1224.6%
Education1214.6%
Social Science953.6%
Allied health/medicine933.5%
Engineering752.9%
Humanities672.6%
Fine Arts341.3%
Agriculture301.1%
Other261.0%
Home Economics or Human Ecology20.8%
Architecture11.4%
Law2.1%
Position Title:
Academic Advising/Specialist120946.1%
Advising Coordinator/Director56721.6%
Assistant/Associate Dean Student Affairs1686.4%
Assistant/Associate Dean Academic Affairs1676.4%
Professor/Instructor1616.1%
Counselor/Psychologist1335.1%
Assistant/Associate College Dean572.2%
Counseling Coordinator/Director522.0%
Other441.7%
VP/Dean/Provost Academic Affairs281.1%
Academic Dept Chair22.8%
VP/Dean Student Affairs12.5%
Peer Advisor4.2%
Reports to:
Advising Coordinator/Director64324.5%
Department/Division Chair41515.8%
School, College, Division Dean33412.7%
Vice President/Dean/Provost of Academic Affairs2499.5%
Assistant/Associate College Dean2459.3%
VP/Dean of Student Affairs1766.7%
Assistant/Associate Dean of Student Affairs1465.6%
Assistant/Associate Dean of Academic Affairs1425.4%
Counselor Coordinator/Director1003.8%
Other943.6%
Registrar712.7%
President/Chancellor11.4%
Length of Contract
Full Year229788.2%
Academic Year30811.8%
Contract Type:
Full time240992.5%
Half time973.7%
¾ Time793.0%
¼ Time18.7%
Salary: (not annualized for less than full time nor for 9 month contracts)
$30,000-39,99998537.6%
$20,000-29,99956621.6%
$40,000-49,99952620.1%
$50,000-59,0002399.1%
$60,000-69,9991214.6%
Under $20,000923.5%
$70,000-79,999491.9%
$80,000 or more401.5%

Approximate average for all respondents=$38,940

Primary Model of Delivery of Advising Services:Percentages based on those respondents who deliver services.

Individual Contact243996%
Group advising502%
Course based Advising351.4%
Not applicable773.0%
of all respondents
Average length of meeting with advisees:Percentages based on those who meet.
15-30 minutes169567.1%
31-45 minutes52120.6%
Under 15 minutes1907.5%
Over 45 minutes1204.8%
N/A=722.8%
of all respondents
Do you use Electronic Advising?(e-mail, web, etc)
Yes193274.7%
No57322.2%
Not Applicable813.1%
Advisee Load Satisfaction:
Very Satisfied34113.2%
Satisfied105140.7%
Neither39915.4%
Dissatisfied53520.7%
Very Dissatisfied1586.1%
Not Applicable993.8%
Satisfaction with current workload in direct service in advising:
Very Satisfied75328.9%
Satisfied111342.8%
Neither2439.3%
Dissatisfied36113.9%
Very Dissatisfied803.1%
Not Applicable522.0%
Satisfaction with current workload in administration of advising and support programs:
Very satisfied37114.4%
Satisfied99138.6%
Neither39915.5%
Dissatisfied46718.2%
Very Dissatisfied722.8%
Not Applicable27010.5%
Satisfaction with current workload regarding advising related activity:
Very Satisfied41016.0%
Satisfied117245.6%
Neither43516.9%
Dissatisfied36714.3%
Very Dissatisfied552.1%
Not Applicable1295.0%
Type of Unit in which working:
Central-within administrative unit94636.4%
Central-within academic unit62924.2%
Decentral within academic unit43016.6%
Center31011.9%
Decentral within administrative unit2479.5%
Other351.3%
Adequacy of advisor staffing to meet the advising needs in your unit:
Exceptional953.7%
More than adequate36914.4%
Just adequate99638.8%
Inadequate79631.0%
Quite inadequate27410.7%
Not Applicable371.4%
Adequacy of support staff available to support the advising activities in your unit:
Exceptional953.7%
More than adequate33112.9%
Just adequate97037.7%
Inadequate80531.3%
Quite inadequate26810.4%
Not Applicable1064.1%
Office Space Available for advising:
Private199377.0%
Semi-private26510.2%
Shared1957.5%
Shared/Semi-private742.9%
Open Space612.4%
Adequacy of office space available for advising:
Exceptional44617.3%
More than adequate78930.5%
Just adequate73828.6%
Inadequate38014.7%
Quite inadequate2178.4%
Not Applicable14.5%
Technology, print, and other resources available to support advising and advising activities in your unit:
EmailYES266198.7%NO341.3%
Internet accessYES263997.9%NO562.1%
Computer hardwareYES249692.6%NO1997.4%
PhotocopierYES245891.2%NO2378.8%
Computer softwareYES243390.3%NO2629.7%
FAXYES241589.6%NO28010.4%
Profess journals or publsYES169662.9%NO99937.1%
TV/VCRYES121144.9%NO148455.1%
VideosYES97836.3%NO171763.7%
ScannerYES93734.8%NO175865.2%
Advising related professional development activities available to advisors in your unit:
Travel support for regional or state conferencesYES203575.5%NO66024.5%
Travel support/national conference/workshopsYES170663.3%NO98936.7%
In-service training on campusYES166661.8%NO102938.2%
Organizational membershipYES155757.8%NO113842.2%
Printed or video resourcesYES95535.4%NO174064.6%
Stipends for attending workshops/meetingsYES63223.5%NO206376.5%
Speakers or consultants from outside institutionYES27310.1%NO242289.9%
Adequacy of the advising related professional development resources available to advisors in your unit:
Exceptional6.4%
More than adequate22.7%
Just adequate34.4%
Inadequate25.7%
Quite inadequate9.7%
Not Applicable1.0%
Level of satisfaction with the extent to which the opinions of advisors at your institution are heeded in institutional decisions:
Very satisfied5.8%
Satisfied25.1%
Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied22.6%
Dissatisfied33.1%
Very dissatisfied11.2%
Level of satisfaction with institutional support for advising:
Very satisfied7.8%
Satisfied27.0%
Neither19.5%
Dissatisfied33.6%
Very dissatisfied11.4%
In what ways could NACADA help to provide additional support of advising and advisors at your institution?
By ranking:
  1. Provide additional professional development opportunities (1641)
  2. Provide informational workshops and teleconferences (1630)
  3. Provide additional advisor training resources (1622)
  4. Provide information on the available technological resources for advising (1573)
  5. Provide additional means for networking with colleagues (1436)
Topics of most interest if offered in a workshop or teleconference:
By rank:
  1. Improving advisor skills (1760)
  2. Legal issues in advising (1601)
  3. Uses of technology in advising (1515)
  4. Developing Advisor training programs (1495)
  5. Advising special populations (1432)
  6. Securing additional funding for advising activities (1353)
  7. Conducting research in advising (1187)
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