Angie academic advising definition (3)

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Advising at
It is a decision-making process by which students
realize their maximum educational potential by
communication and information exchanges with
an advisor; it is ongoing, multi-faceted, and the
responsibility of both student and advisor.
The advisor serves as a facilitator of
communication, a coordinator of learning
experiences through course and career planning
and academic progress review, and an agent of
referral to other campus agencies as necessary.”
David S. Crockett, Ed. (1987). Advising Skills, Techniques and Resources: A Compilation of Materials
Related to the Organization and Delivery of Advising Services. Iowa City, Iowa. ACT Corporation.
Definition of 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 realization of these goals.
The Jesuit vision of education implies further
that students learn how to be critical, examine
attitudes, challenge assumptions, and analyze
motives. All of this is important if they are to be
able to make decisions in freedom, the freedom
that allows one to make love-filled and faithfilled decisions.
Advising by Jesuit Values
Jesuit education is:
A call to human excellence, to the fullest possible
development of all human qualities. This implies
a rigor and academic excellence that challenges
the student to develop all of his or her talents to
the fullest. It is a call to critical thinking and
disciplined studies, a call to develop the whole
person, head and heart, intellect and feelings.
Student and faculty success is affected by the
learning environment. An institution provides
appropriate academic support services to
strengthen academic programs and ensure the
success of students and faculty in meeting the goals
of the educational programs.
Academic support services may include, but are not
limited to, academic teaching and resource centers,
tutoring, academic advising, counseling, disability
services, resource centers, adequate library,
laboratories, information technology, and
mentoring.
SACS Advising Standards
Academic support services pertain to students at all
levels and to faculty and are consistent with the
institution’s mission, enhance the educational
experience, and contribute to the achievement of
teaching and learning outcomes.
Academic Advising: Students have interactive
resources available for guidance in planning and
implementing their academic programs
Career Advising: Students have personalized
interactive resources available for guidance in
choosing and pursuing career paths
AACSB Advising Standards
Academic Assistance: Students have interactive
resources available for out-of-class assistance with
course materials and assignments
Academic Advising: Incoming freshmen are advised
by the associate dean, full-time academic advisor,
and Portfolio Program staff. Upperclassmen are
assigned faculty mentors in their major area to assist
in further advising. Most students meet with their
advisors multiple times during the semester, to
discuss career options, or major / course selections.
Career Advising: Full-scale career / internship
advising is offered beginning in the freshman year
through the College’s Business Portfolio program /
office. Professional career advisor is
on hand, assisted by the program director and other
career / placement personnel. The program supports
and integrates with the Loyola CDC.
College of Bus. Practice
Academic Assistance: Faculty post a minimum of 2
office hours per week per 3-credit hour course.
Each student in the College of HUNS has an academic
advisor in their major(s) and their minor(s) and is
expected to work closely with their faculty advisor(s)
throughout their academic career.
Department Chairpersons make faculty advising
assignments in consultation with the faculty member
and each department in the College has a faculty
point-person to assist with advising issues.
College of HUNS DRAFT
The College of HUNS is dedicated to nurturing
students’ intellectual, personal, and professional
development through faculty-lead academic
advising. Intellectual mentoring assumes a good
working relationship between advisors and students,
and its success necessitates that expectations, both
for faculty advisors and students, be clear, and that
they be met.
The primary purpose of academic advising is to help
students explore and understand the relationship
between their educational paths and future goals.
How to Define Advising?
Academic Advising, anchored in the Jesuit tradition
of teaching and reflection, helps students acquire
the knowledge and skills necessary to take full
responsibility for completing an educational
program consistent with their educational and
professional aspirations. Faculty serve as the
primary academic advisor for students in
collaboration with professional staff advisors
across campus. Successful academic advising at
Loyola requires full pariticipation of the faculty
advisor, the student, the college and the university.
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