Responsibilities in the Academic Advising Process

  • Advise students about academic requirements and selection of courses
  • Disseminate information on institutional policies and procedures
  • Know graduation requirements
  • Assist students with career planning
  • Monitor student registration activities and recommend solutions to academic difficulties
  • Maintain frequent contact with advisees
  • Coordinate communications to the students regarding such things as registration and academic probation (e.g., via email, social networks, etc)
  • Refer students to the appropriate specialized staff for such issues as comprehensive counseling, financial assistance, study abroad, etc.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, review, presentation, and revision of orientations for first-time college students and transfer students
  • Stay abreast of changing institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, important dates, costs, expanding facilities, updates in college-wide initiatives, transfer requirements.
  • Develop advising materials and presentations to support individual and group student

July 2014