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Mission of the South Plains College Advising System
The advising system at South Plains College is a continuous process designed to
foster the development of the student’s successful educational plan compatible
with the unique life goals of the individual student. By practicing a holistic,
proactive approach, South Plains College advising creates a student-centered
environment from which students emerge as independent life long learners.
Goals of the advising system at South Plains College are to:
Guide in the selection of courses and preparation of an individualized
success plan, including degree worksheets and TSI information that
correlates with life goals.
Increase awareness of institutional resources and make referrals to
appropriate support services.
Clarify the student’s responsibility in his/her academic success, including
academic regulations, institutional procedures, and policies.
Encourage educational and career exploration and goal setting.
Create an environment that is caring, supportive and accessible.
Assist students in exploration, clarification, communication and
implementation of realistic choices.
Offer ongoing training and professional development activities for all
involved in advising.
Provide regular, formal evaluation of advising practices and make
adjustments based on evaluation recommendations.
The role of the Advisor is to:
Facilitate the student’s educational experience.
Maximize student potential with the development of an individualized
success plan.
Empower students to define realistic educational, life and personal goals.
Evaluate student progress toward established goals.
Establish relationships by assessing student needs through open
Provide appropriate TSI (Texas Success Initiative) placement information.
Interpret institutional requirements and policies.
Increase student awareness of educational opportunities.
Integrate data regarding student needs, goals, success plans and
Be sensitive to the needs of a diverse student population.
Have comprehensive knowledge of educational opportunities, including
academic transfer and technical programs and academic requirements.
Continually enhance awareness of advising issues by participating in
professional development opportunities.
The role of the Student is to:
Recognize self-responsibility and take ownership in his/her success plan
as it relates to life goals.
Actively participate in the advising process by scheduling and keeping
advising appointments with the assigned advisor.
Learn and apply the institutional requirements and policies as set forth in
official college publications.
Learning Outcomes (In Revision; March 2009)
Learning Outcomes for students include the following:
Appreciation for diversity
Career choices
Collaboration and team work
Computer literacy
Critical thinking
Decision making
Effective communication
Intellectual growth
Approved by the Retention Team: May 2005