Is it an assessment project or is it research?
Before recruiting NACADA members to respond to surveys or interviews, it’s important to determine the scope and purpose of the project.
Generally, if you are seeking feedback from NACADA members for internal purposes only (not for presentation or publication), it’s important to consider the other NACADA entities who ought to be involved, but it usually doesn’t rise to the level of “research.” If there are plans to present and/or publish the results, using the listservs to recruit participants must be approved by the NACADA Research Committee.
Take your project down this “Assessment vs. Research Decision Tree” to check the scope of the project.
Research Project Decision Tree - Handout version
Results of NACADA Research Committee Approved Surveys
Note: NACADA members seeking to replicate portions of the listed surveys as part of a research project should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Using Student Advising Fees to fund academic advising -- September 2005
- Advising student athletes commission-sponsored survey 2010
- Advisor satisfaction survey results -- July 2005 including Advisor salaries. For more information regarding results from this survey, contact Ned Donnelly
- Advisor Core Knowledge and Skills (Certification Task Force competencies) -- December 2002
- Career Advising Survey -- March 2007
- Career Ladder Survey -- September 2008
- CUES Student Major-Changers Survey -- February 2005
- 2007 Diversity Committee survey
- Professional development incentives
- for Full-time professional academic advisor -- April 2003
- For more information regarding results from this survey, contact Karen Sofranko, Temple University
- 2010 administrator professional development needs
- Experienced Academic Advisor Professional Development Needs Survey -- December 2005
- Graduate Student Advising Commission Member survey -- February 2006
- Member Benefit surveys
- National Conference Task Force Survey -- May 2004
- New Advisor Surveys
- Peer Advising surveys
- Perceptions of Group Dynamics in the Workplace held Advisors -- September 2003
- Probation/Dismissal/Reinstatement Issues Interest Group survey
- Recognition and Reward of Advising
- Registrars and Advisors perception of duties -- February 2003
- Student Learning Outcomes for undergraduate advising -- December 2008. For more information regarding the results of this survey, contact Tim McCoy, University of Washington
- Technology use
- 2002 Commission-sponsored survey
- 2007 survey
- 2013 Commission-sponsored survey (analysis in process)
- Undergraduate academic advising 2008
Surveys to help assess advising