The concern of academic advisers to the success of students in Ohio University Lancaster

Executive summary

Various researches have been conducted in Ohio University Lancaster, one of them being to analyze the concern of academic advisors to the success of individuals. The data obtained has revealed that academic advisors are less concerned about the success of individual students. The students rated the importance of the item as 6.20 while the satisfactory rating was 5.21. The gap, 0.99 indicates that academic advisors are reluctant in helping the individual students to perform excellently in their academics. Students rated the item at 6.20 which shows that they recognize and require the concerns of their advisors for their personal success. However, the rating of 5.1 reveals that there is a fewer interest on students’ personal success by their academic supervisors.

Considering the gender of students, the female students rated the need for advisors’ concern to be 6.33. Male students, on the other hand, ranked the need for advisors’ concern to their personal success as 5.96, which was lower than that of women. The satisfaction rating of females was higher than that of male students as well. Therefore, both males and females showed the need for academic advisors to be concerned about their individual performance. The statistics show that the satisfaction level that the students are lower than what the university should be providing to them.

Introduction

This report will be examining the concern that academic advisors have in the personal success of students in Ohio University Lancaster. It will explore the data that has been presented by researchers concerning the concern of advisors on the success of students. Graphics and their textual explanations will be provided. The improvement suggestions are also provided at the conclusion part of the body. Each of the graphics to be presented is extracted from the research report given in the executive summary above.

From the data presented by researchers in Ohio University Lancaster, it is clear that the concern of advisors in the success of individual students is less than the expectations. The data collected by researchers can be simply illustrated in a table as shown below.

Table: the concern of academic advisers to the success of students in Ohio University                               Lancaster.

Concern of academic advisors to the performance of students
Overall students Males Females
Importance Satisfaction Gap Importance Satisfaction Gap Importance Satisfaction Gap
6.20 5.21 0.99        5.96 5.09 0.87        6.33 5.27 1.06

 

From the table above, the importance, satisfaction and the gap for the concern of advisors to the success of their students evaluated. In the first column, the data of all the students in the university is evaluated whereby the gap between importance and satisfaction of the academic advisors is found to be 0.99. In the second column, the gap is 0.87, which is lower than the overall gap. This shows that male students found the importance of academic advisors minor compared to female students. In the third column, data collected from female students is collected which is estimated to have a gap of 1.06. Therefore, female students found the more importance of academic advisors’ concern for their individual success compared to men.

Overall gap- 34%
Male gap- 30%
Female- 36%

Pie chart: the ration of the overall gap: males’ gap: females’ gap.

The pie chart above outlines the difference in the university’s gap with that of male students and female students. From the chart, it can be seen that the ration of the overall students’ gap: males’ gap: females gape is 17:15:18. When present in percentage forms, males have the lowest percentage of 30% (2nd quarter), followed by the overall percent which is 34% (1st quarter) and finally the females with the highest percentage of 36% (3rd quarter). The illustration shows that the female students were neglected by the academic advisors in terms of their need for academic advisors to be concerned about their personal success.

Improvement suggestions

In order to improve the satisfaction of their students, Ohio University Lancaster should employ academic advisors who are competent. Competent and professional advisors are likely to understand the welfare of the students better and to help each of them obtain success personally. The university can also consider employing training sessions for the existing academic advisors so that they can learn the importance of being concerned with the success of individual students. They should also be trained on how to apply the skill.

Summary and conclusion

The report above is relevant to the University of Ohio Lancaster and other institutions that need to learn the importance of academic advisors. From the data, it is clear that there is a degree of negligence by academic advisors which need to be addressed in the university. The campus can start by employing the suggested improvements. Failing to address the area can make the academic advisors relax on their job more. As much as they consider it as a job they have to perform, it is important for them to be interested in specific needs of students in the institution. Failing to address the issue may also deteriorate the performance of students and the university at large.

Report addenda

The above report above has studied the data of Ohio University Lancaster taken during the research on students’ satisfaction on the involvement of their academic advisors on their personal success. The data used is shown in the bar chart below.

 

 

 

 

Bar chart: satisfaction of students on the concern of academic ad

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