Advising Practices of Undergraduate Online Students in Private Higher Education

Adam Morris
Michael Miller


Many private colleges have begun offering courses or programs in technologically-mediated formats, specifically utilizing online or internet based programs. These programs provide opportunity and access to unique student populations, and the personal relationship element of private colleges is often challenged in these distributed programs. This challenge is particularly acute in advising relationships. Subsequently, the current study was designed to explore the use of advising best practices by private colleges' online programs. As an exploratory study, baseline data were collected through a literature-based, researcher-developed survey instrument. With a 40% response rate to the survey, data suggested that many programs are not intentional in their construction of advising protocols to serve online students


Academic Advising, Bachelors Degrees, Best practices, Blended learning, Distance education, Online courses, Online Surveys, Private Colleges, Statistical Analysis, Student Personnel Workers, Undergraduate students, Web Based Instruction

APA Citation

Morris, A. & Miller, M. Advising Practices of Undergraduate Online Students in Private Higher Education. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 10(4),.

About the Study

Links to Article
Mode Online
Publication Type Journal Article
In Publication OpenURL Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration
Type of Research Theoretical
Research Design Not applicable
Intervention/Areas of Study Advising and other institutional support
Level of Analysis Student-level
Specific Populations Examined Undergraduates
Peer-Reviewed Yes
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics
Outcome Variables of Interest Satisfaction
Student Sample Size
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