Academic Advising Syllabus
Bloomsburg University of PA
Marika Handakas, Psy.D.
Suite 221 Student Services Center
570 389 4271 or 570 389 4003
Advising Office Hours: By appointment
University Advising Web Resources
Academic Advising Description/Definition
Academic advising is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning. (NACADA, 2004)
At Bloomsburg University, academic advising provides students with the opportunity to build a relationship with their advisor for the purpose of gaining assistance in planning their educational career, in learning the skills needed for academic success, and in learning how to access the variety of resources and services available to them on the BU campus.
Academic advising is a collaborative educational process whereby students and their advisors are partners in meeting the essential learning outcomes, ensuring student academic success, and outlining the steps for achievement of the students’ personal, academic, and career goals. This advisor/student partnership requires participation and involvement of both the advisor and the student as it is built over the student’s entire educational experience at the university. Both the student and the advisor have clear responsibilities for ensuring the advising partnership is successful.
Advisor Responsibilities – What You Can Expect
You can expect me as your advisor to:
• Understand and effectively communicate the curriculum, graduation requirements, and university and college policies and procedures • Encourage and guide students as they define and develop realistic goals • Encourage and support students as they gain the skills to...
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