Expected Student Learning Outcomes
Through the academic advisement experience in the NSSAAC, students will be able to do the following:
- Actively participate in the advisement process.
- Demonstrate the ability to make effective decisions regarding their degree and career goals.
- Build rapport with their advisor(s).
- Develop educational plans for achieving their goals and quarterly course schedules.
- Gain knowledge of university policies, procedures, and campus resources.
- Utilize campus resources and services to enhance educational and personal success.
- Understand graduation requirements and how they impact the choice of courses.
- Select courses each quarter to make progress toward completion of general education and major program requirements.
- Effectively utilize GET for class registration, verify and accept financial aid awards, review unofficial transcripts, check for holds and pending “to do list” items, and update personal information.
Our Obligations to You
To provide an integrated approach to academic advising that is delivered through a collaboration among you, faculty, and student affairs professionals. Proven to be highly effective in maximizing student college success, in this approach:
- Faculty advisors bring to students their “expertise in curricular matters, particularly as they concern helping students integrate their overall academic, career, and life goals; connect those goals to choices in the major; and access resources to overcome academic barriers to learning;”
- Student affairs professionals “assist with aspects of the curriculum outside the student's major, including co-curricular matters; connect students to resources that address non-academic problems; and, most crucially, help students understand how things work at the university.” (Journal of College Student Development, 49:6 (November/December 2008): 609-24.)
Your Obligations to Yourself
To become a responsible, informed, and active participant in the decision making process related to all aspects of your educational career. This means that you will:
- recognize that advising is a shared responsibility and accept final responsibility for all decisions;
- clarify personal values, abilities and goals;
- prepare for advising sessions and bring relevant materials when contacting the advisor;
- contact and make appointments with the advisor when required or when in need of assistance;
- become knowledgeable about policies, procedures, and requirements, for example, add/drop deadlines, graduation policies, and general education policies.