Principles of Academic Advising
Because students are the most important individuals in any educational institutions, advising should provide guidance and a means to assist student's intellectual, physical, and social development. For most effective advising, the following should be observed:
- Advising must be systematic, consistent, and continuous with a number of contacts between the advisor and the student. These contacts must have direction and purpose.
- Advising must be goal related. Students should be encouraged to explore and establish academic, career and personal development goals.
- Advising requires a caring environment. The advisor shares responsibility in initiating advisor-student contact.
- Advising is modeling behaviors leading to self-responsibility and self-directness.
- The advising system should be an integration of services and expertise of academic and student affairs.
- Advisors should utilize as many campus and community resources as possible assisting students with academic and career options, services and resources.