VIII. ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
A. The Provost and the Vice President for Student Affairs are responsible for:
- Providing sufficient resources needed to support advising at the University and college level (for example, monitoring and counseling of at risk students, expanded advising for freshmen and transfer orientations, collection and distribution of assessment data, increased offerings of Freshmen Seminar courses and Learning Communities, etc.).
- Providing resources to ensure annual training to enable faculty and staff to effectively advise students.
- Administering the University academic advising policy.
- Assigning an appropriate administrator to coordinate University efforts to improve academic advising and to monitor and enhance policies and practices relating to academic advising.
- Delegating responsibility for ensuring IT support to facilitate academic advising.
- Communicating the University advising policy, including any changes, to colleges and department/areas.
- Providing advisers at all levels with descriptions of the variety of services and resources available to students and contacts for student referrals.
- Assessing and reporting on the effectiveness of the University’s advising policy on an annual basis (reports should be provided to the Senate’s Academic Policy Committee).
- Recognizing and rewarding exceptional advising.
B. College Deans are responsible for:
- Allocating sufficient resources needed to support advising at the College and/or program level.
- Providing annual training to enable College faculty and staff to effectively advise students.
- Monitoring the development and effectiveness of advising policies and practices within their colleges.
- Coordinating the College’s efforts and providing direction and assistance to improve advising.
- Assessing and reporting on the effectiveness of advising on an annual basis (reports should be provided to the College, Academic Affairs and the Senate’s Academic Policies Committee).
- Recognizing and rewarding advising as part of faculty and staff workload.