Academic Advising Resources

Needs Assessment is a systematic process for determining and addressing needs, or "gaps" between current conditions and desired conditions or "wants" (Wikipedia).

NACADA resources:

Assessment of advisors' needs for training and development:

Assessment of student needs:

Other resources:

  • First-year seminar resources, via the University of Wisconsin
  • Success and Happiness Attributes Questionnaire (SHAQ) instrument to assess student academic motivation via California State University, Long Beach

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