Author(s)

Eunice Adigun

Date Approved

9-18-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. Higher Education

Department

Educational Services, Administration, and Higher Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton

Subject(s)

Faculty advisors--Job satisfaction;Rowan University--Faculty

Disciplines

Higher Education

Abstract

This purpose of this study was to determine how selected full time tenured and tenure-track faculty members at Rowan University described their satisfaction with their faculty advising role. It examined the impressions of students that selected Rowan University full time tenured and tenure-track faculty reported in the areas of educational goals, program planning, personal and academic problems. Also, the issues that selected Rowan University full time tenured and tenure-track faculty face with their role as faculty advisor was investigated. The survey on Rowan University faculty attitudes toward their role as advisors was distributed to 264 Rowan University tenured and tenure-track faculty members. One hundred and two surveys were returned, yielding a response rate of 38.64%. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the survey data. The information was explored using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The study found that Rowan University full time tenured and tenure-track faculty reported satisfaction with assisting students develop educational plans consistent with their goals. They also reported favorable impressions about their students. Also, the study found that Rowan University full time tenured and tenure-track faculty were less satisfied that the value of faculty advising is poorly recognized at Rowan University and that faculty advising is not considered in re-contracting and tenure reviews.

Share

COinS