Academic Advising
Learning Outcomes for Students:

After experiencing academic advising, students will:

  1. Understand and be able to access, navigate, and utilize college services.
  2. Develop and utilize a career plan that supports their life goals.
  3. Independently assess and act on their life goals.
  4. Appreciate the foundational skills that are built through general education courses.
  5. Independently evaluate, map, and manage their progress toward degree completion or transfer by using advising materials and degree audits.
  6. Independently evaluate, map, and manage their transition from college to career by using career and outplacement services.
  7. Recognize and value the importance of, and engage in life-long learning.
  8. Integrate an awareness of cultural differences into their personal and professional relationships.
  9. Complete post-secondary degrees.

Learning Outcomes for Academic Advisors

To fully engage students in academic advising, academic advisors will:

  1. Make themselves accessible to students through consistent office hours, phone contact, and email and other electronic communication.
  2. Reflect high ethical and professional standards
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of student development theory as it applies to academic advising and student success.
  4. Demonstrate the skills necessary to work with a culturally diverse student population.
  5. Exemplify friendly, courteous, and respectful interactions with students.
  6. Make effective relational connections with students as demonstrated through interpersonal skills and genuine interest in their development.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of college programs, policies, and procedures.
  8. Access and effectively use appropriate technology to enhance delivery of services.
  9. Complete professional development activities to improve  academic advising skills.
  10. Participate in scheduled assessments of advising services and professional growth.