There are at least two levels of academic advising related to the college: University-related advising and college faculty related advising.
- University Advising: At the University Advising Center, students who have less than 60 credits may receive academic advising, particularly in relation to meeting General Education Distribution requirements. The goal is for the University Advising Center to also work closely with the directors and faculty of each of the college’s majors to ensure that each student’s needs are being successfully addressed.
- Faculty Advising: As part of their college faculty responsibilities, students are assigned to particular faculty advisers. The college encourages its faculty (and staff) to engage in what can be called “Holistic Academic Advising.” This strategic approach to academic advising takes into account the whole person, and seeks to assist students in developing an academic plan and in maintaining academic focus as s/he manages various kinds of stresses and challenges faced in other aspects of her or his life space The premise is that student success can be enhanced through individualized and personalized attention, and by having the student to “identify” with an academic faculty advisor, who is also an understanding and caring mentor.
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