VI. RESPONSIBILITIES OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
A. All programs are responsible for the following:
- Establishing advising goals which will guide the program’s advising efforts.
- Developing an academic advising plan which, at a minimum, informs students of the following:
- Required advising meetings with program advisors at least once a year.
- Additional requirements for special student populations such as probationary students, pre-professional students, or graduate students (Note: Advising is mandatory for students on probation. Departments/areas are required to provide advising to these students by the end of the second week of their first semester on probationary status).
- Consequences of failure to comply with mandatory advising requirements (e.g., setting advising holds for students who have not met with advisors).
- Provisions that are in place for advising evening students, graduate students, and students studying at off-campus sites, if applicable.
- Devising a means of implementing and coordinating the program’s advising policy and procedures, including, but not limited to:
- Identifying faculty and staff who will be responsible for advising students in their major/program.
- Organizing training activities for program advisors.
- Providing advisors with advising materials.
- Keeping advisors apprised of changes in requirements and availability of campus resources.
- Setting and removing advising holds for students who have not met with advisors, in programs with such a policy.
- Recognizing and rewarding advising as part of faculty and staff workload.
B. Each academic program shall periodically assess the effectiveness of their academic advising plan, as it relates to its advising goals, and make improvements, as needed. In those cases where College advising programs are in place, the College shall periodically assess the effectiveness their academic advising plan and make improvements, as it relates to the its advising goals, and make improvements, as needed.
C. Understanding that students may seek advice in the Academic Advising Center; all programs should coordinate their advising policies and procedures with the Academic Advising Center, including updates to their advising requirements and/or list of advisors, as well as communicating any requirements for the courses selected by students.