Students, faculty advisors, and administrators in a college of agriculture and home economics were surveyed to determine their perceptions of academic advising in the college. Each respondent group rated what advisors are doing and what they think advisors should be doing related to 35 advising functions. The results of the study showed that advisors have a much more positive view of how well they fulfill advising functions than do their advisees or their administrators. Recommendations for improvement of academic advising within the college included: (1) narrow the discrepancy in perceptions of how well advising functions are being met by improving the advisor/advisee relationship and (2) help advisors by developing programs that would increase their ability to help students improve study habits, assist students with academic difficulties, and help students identify their personal strengths and abilities.
advising, advisors, advising functions