Advising Syllabus


Definition of 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, multifaced, and the responsibility of both student and advisor. Advising is a relationship built on trust and respect – one dependent on the student haring who she or he is, asking questions, and following through on the advisor’s recommendations; and the advisor listening with interest and providing academic advice, career guidance, a plan of study, moral support and referrals to support services when appropriate” (Crockett, 1987, p. 6-7) 



Purpose of Academic Advising 


The purpose of the advising partnership is to assist students through an academic journey that is intellectually, personally, and creatively engaging at the University and to facilitate successful completion of their program in an expedient manner.