JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Evaluating Student Perceptions of a Course-Embedded Faculty Advising Model
Author(s): Michelle Dennis, Sarah Fornero, Jennifer Snelling, Sahnya Thom, Jamie Surles
Citation: Michelle Dennis, Sarah Fornero, Jennifer Snelling, Sahnya Thom, Jamie Surles, (2020) "Evaluating Student Perceptions of a Course-Embedded Faculty Advising Model," Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 15, Iss. 6, pp. 10-21
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
This study evaluated student perceptions of a course-embedded faculty advising model within an online MA program. Faculty advising contributes to student degree completion and career success. Instructor presence, community, the incorporation of synchronous sessions, and the use of web-conferencing software impact student engagement, which leads to increased student satisfaction and retention. The course-embedded structure of model contributes to reduced resource needs and high levels of sustainability. Structured, individual synchronous faculty advising sessions were built into 4 courses and student experience was assessed utilizing a survey. Results are discussed in the context of relevant theories and best practices.