Learning Outcomes for Students:
After experiencing academic advising, students will:
- Understand and be able to access, navigate, and utilize college services.
- Develop and utilize a career plan that supports their life goals.
- Independently assess and act on their life goals.
- Appreciate the foundational skills that are built through general education courses.
- Independently evaluate, map, and manage their progress toward degree completion or transfer by using advising materials and degree audits.
- Independently evaluate, map, and manage their transition from college to career by using career and outplacement services.
- Recognize and value the importance of, and engage in life-long learning.
- Integrate an awareness of cultural differences into their personal and professional relationships.
- Complete post-secondary degrees.
Learning Outcomes for Academic Advisors
To fully engage students in academic advising, academic advisors will:
- Make themselves accessible to students through consistent office hours, phone contact, and email and other electronic communication.
- Reflect high ethical and professional standards
- Demonstrate knowledge of student development theory as it applies to academic advising and student success.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to work with a culturally diverse student population.
- Exemplify friendly, courteous, and respectful interactions with students.
- Make effective relational connections with students as demonstrated through interpersonal skills and genuine interest in their development.
- Demonstrate knowledge of college programs, policies, and procedures.
- Access and effectively use appropriate technology to enhance delivery of services.
- Complete professional development activities to improve academic advising skills.
- Participate in scheduled assessments of advising services and professional growth.