Assessment of Academic Advising

Academic advising has three components:  curriculum (what advising deals with), pedagogy (how advising does what it does), and student learning outcomes (the result of academic advising) (NACADA 2006).  At Texas A&M University, all three of these components are addressed in the development and assessment of advising programs.

Program level assessment of academic advising looks at the curriculum and process for delivering academic advising services.  The assessment material included in this area were developed from recommendations of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (8th Edition). 

Student learning in academic advising is assessed through measuring attainment of student learning outcomes.  Student learning outcomes for academic advising were developed by a team of academic advisors representing nine colleges, Galveston, and Transition Academic Programs.  The student learning outcomes were approved by the Academic Operations Committee Deans and are published in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Texas A&M University’s assessment of academic advising follows the recommendations issued by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in the Report on Methods for Increasing Student Success and Degree Completion at Public Institutions of Higher Education (link to:

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