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Academic Advising

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Academic advising is an integral part of each student's academic program. All students are assigned to an academic advisor within their program of study. The goal of all academic advising is to assist students to take responsibility for developing meaningful educational plans that are reflective of their potential and their career and life goals. Academic advisors will confer with students about course schedules and educational experiences but students themselves are responsible for selecting the content of their academic program and making progress toward an academic degree.

Mission Statement

Academic Advising is a decision making process through which students, aided by advisors, realize the maximum educational benefits available to them by better understanding themselves and learning how to use the resources of an educational institution to meet their own educational needs and aspirations.

Academic Advisement Policy

Students are required to meet with their advisors each semester prior to registration, but are encouraged to confer with them regularly about academic, career and individual concerns. Advisors hold regular office hours during school terms for students to drop in or call for an appointment. Hours are posted by the advisors' office doors.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Establish a personal relationship with your advisees.
  • Be knowledgeable of advisee's program requirements, academic requirements, and university policies.
  • Be readily available.
  • Provide scheduling assistance.
  • Discuss links between academic preparation and employment opportunities or graduate school.
  • Be knowledgeable of campus resources and make referrals when appropriate. 
  • Provide both academic and non-academic advising. 
  • Monitor academic progress along with the student.

Advisee Responsibilities

  • Establish a personal relationship with your advisor.
  • Assume responsibility in consultation with your advisor for being knowledgeable about degree requirements and your progress toward completion of a degree.
  • Meet with your academic advisor during the semester and especially at registration time.
  • Gather all relevant decision making information regarding career and/or academic decisions.
  • Provide your advisor with current information about your needs and interests.
  • Attend classes and be actively involved in the learning process.
  • Use campus resources for your intellectual, personal and spiritual growth.