Academic Advising: Values and Goals
Ideally, academic advising is a form of mentorship. While clearing a student to register for class is obviously important, it is by no means the advisor’s only responsibility. In addition to giving accurate advice, successful advisors develop supportive professional relationships with their advisees, fostering their unique abilities, their confidence as junior members of the academy, and their engagement with the wider institution and, ultimately, with society. Advisors are in a unique position to model institutional and discipline-specific professional values; successful advisors are aware of their university’s policies and procedures, as well as a variety of on-campus resources to which they can turn or direct the student for additional help.
We hope that the information available on this website assists you in your efforts to develop as an academic advisor. Please contact us if you have unanswered questions or if you find inaccuracies that need addressing.
For more detailed information about the philosophy and goals of advising, see the NACADA Statement of Core Values of Academic Advising