Assessment of Academic Advising at Purdue
Context of the Assessment Project
Academic Advising at Purdue University, West Lafayette, is provided by both professional and faculty
advisors. In most cases, undergraduate students are required to meet with an advisor at least once per
semester. However, most students will meet with an academic advisor more than once a semester.
There are approximately 275 people who are recognized as advisors at Purdue. The goal of the advising
community on Purdue's campus is to make assessment an integral part of both students' and advisors'
advising, teaching, and learning experience.
The Office of the Provost has been charged with overseeing the re-accreditation process. As part of this,
the Provost has supported assessment training for administrators, faculty and staff. In February 2007,
the Office of the Provost asked and financially supported each of the 10 colleges/schools, along with the
Undergraduate Studies Program, to select an advisor to attend the National Academic Advising
Association (NACADA) Assessment Institute in San Antonio, TX.