Academic advising is an opportunity designed to help students reach their educational and career goals while attending college. Advising is a shared responsibility between the advisor and the student. The ultimate responsibility is on the student, however advisors are there to assist in the educational process of helping students understand and identify resources to help the students attain their educational and careers goals, with the end result of graduation.
Through academic advising, students learn to become members of their higher education community, to think critically about their roles and responsibilities as students, and to prepare to be educated citizens of a democratic society and a global community. Academic advising engages students beyond their own world views, while acknowledging their individual characteristics, values, and motivations as they enter, move through, and exit the institution (NACADA, 2006).
Inform students of the nature of the advisor-advisee relationship.
Develop a purposeful relationship with advisees.
Provide contact information and posted office hours.
Keep appointments or call if it is necessary to change or cancel an appointment.
Inform inquiring students of campus resources and special services available to them.
Assist students in defining and developing desired educational, career, and life plans.
Assist students in preparing a program that is consistent with their abilities and interests.
Monitor progress toward educational and career goals.
Listen and help develop a realistic plan of action to meet student goals.
Interpret and provide rationale for institutional policies, procedures, and requirements.
Refer students when attitudinal, attendance, or personal problems require intervention by other professionals.
The Eastfield Academic Advising Office is dedicated to serving the needs of our students. We are located in C-120.