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What is Academic Advising?
“Academic advising is a developmental process which assists students in the clarification of their life/career goals and in the development of educational plans for the realization of these goals. It is a decision-making process by which students realize their maximum educational potential through communication and information exchanges with an advisor; it is ongoing, multifaceted, and the responsibility of both student and advisor. The advisor serves as a facilitator of communication, a coordinator of learning experiences through course and career planning and academic progress review, and an agent of referral to other campus agencies as necessary." (Winston et al., 1982)
- Communicate and assist students in understanding degree requirements, policies, and procedures.
- Provide a respectful and confidential space to ask questions, discuss interests, and academic concerns as they arise.
- Assist and support students in selecting appropriate coursework and co-curricular activities consistent with student values and goals.
- Provide feedback and encouragement in developing realistic academic goals corresponding to personal, educational and career factors.
- Provide opportunities for ongoing dialogue and collaborative monitoring of student progress.
- Assist students in identifying and connecting with appropriate campus resources and services.
- Access student email regularly and respond in a timely fashion to college communications.
- Maintain frequent contact, as appropriate, throughout the semester with an advisor.
- Initiate requests for advising appointments and attend scheduled appointments whenever possible.
- Come prepared to advising appointments with any questions or concerns.
- Assess your academic, personal, and career interests, values, strengths, challenges, skills, and needs and be prepared to discuss these with your advisor.
- Use the College’s Academic Catalog, delaGATE, Degree Works, Student Handbook, Academic Calendar, and other pertinent resources on a regular basis (See Student Resources Area).
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