First-year initiatives and results of a year-long advising pilot study: A proposed advising model
Author(s): Gallagher, D. J., & Allen, N.
Citation: Gallagher, D. J., & Allen, N. (2000). First-year initiatives and results of a year-long advising pilot study: A proposed advising model. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 12(2), 107-128.
The study investigates expectation-experience discrepancies and tests the hypothesis that a focus on first-year developmental advising would be related to increased satisfaction with advising and with the institution. Stratified random sampling was used to select 140 first-year students from the fall 1997 class at a small independent comprehensive college in suburban Philadelphia. Of this sample, 70 students were assigned randomly to the pilot and control groups. Seven faculty advisors volunteered to meet frequently with advisees. The authors conclude with a proposal for an advising structure.