Advising students make them successful in their degree study. Good advisement will provide informational, and planned academic plan in advance with students. As an academic advisor, believe it is important to be knowledgeable of curriculum updates, academic and college resources, and making connections between students and departments, such as new student center, career development office, transfer office, library resource, and undergraduate research office, etc
It is a great experience walking around a campus with a group to hunt down all great advising resources that are offered by different departments and college. Our group headed out the door to take pictures and find advising resources on the list. Proper advisement can assist students in the timely completion of their studies and increase awareness of the full range of campus programs and services. Studying the advisement theory: the prescriptive approach vs. developmental advising approach, effective advisors should not only provide the clear information and deal with students’ compliance such as their degreeWorks, financial aid issue, and courses selection, but also should try to engage the students and provide personal meaning to students’ academic goals, collaborate with others to use the full range of institutional resources. As a faculty advisor, we should think about advising as teaching.
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