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ACADEMIC ADVISING

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STANDARD 6. STUDENTS
U. ACADEMIC ADVISING

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Administering the Academic Advisory System 

The implementation details of the academic advisory system are as follows:

 

  • Provide General Support to Students:

Advisors: Every student is assigned an academic advisor who meets with the students at least once per semester for purposes of general supervision such as course selection, guided study, adaptation to ADUC learning modes, and disciplinary fundamentals

 

  • Support students with determination:

Departments are requested to nominate designated academic advisors for all the students with determination in the departments. The advisor should have an individual meeting with these students to:

  • Better understand their disability 
  • Plan and use resources to support these students.

 

  • Support Students with Academic Problems: 
    • Departments are requested to nominate designated academic advisors for all the students with academic problems in the departments (students who are placed on academic probation and extended probation). Advisors have to pay greater attention to and meet with them more regularly to track their progress, which may include helping the students to: 
  • better understand their academic strengths and weaknesses; 
  • plan course schedules; 
  • set goals; 
  • use resources and support services at ADUC
  • A warning system is implemented whereby marginal students with GPA below a certain threshold are assigned an Advisor with the aim to: 
  • Alert the Department/ Program about those students who need special attention before they are placed on academic probation; 
  • Provide additional academic support to the students concerned and hopefully help avert potential academic problems.
  • During a specified period, students on probation are required to obtain the endorsement of the designated academic advisors in order to enroll in appropriate courses in the next term.
  • For students who present very serious problems, the Chair or Dean concerned plays the role of a case manager responsible for coordinating all appropriate efforts within ADUC in helping the student.

 

  • Record Keeping:
    • Departments are required to keep the meeting records of students with the Advisors.
    • For marginal students put on the warning system and for students on academic probation, the Advisor is required to fill out a meeting report. A record has to be kept even if the student defaults appointment.
    • Advisors can record the details of their meetings with students in the reports, which must be kept strictly confidential.



  • Faculty Committee on Academic Advising:
    • A Committee on Academic Advising is established in each school and chaired by the Dean or Chair concerned, as deemed appropriate by individual faculty. The membership of the School Committee may include other existing advisors as assigned by Departments for students with special needs.

 

Every student is assigned an Academic Advisor for the duration of their degree program. Assignment of Academic Advisor is shown on EIAS System and controlled through the communication between the School, Office of Admission and Registration, and Dean SACE, which are reflected in the Faculty and Students’ of ADUC files and records.

 

The implementation details of the academic advisory system are as follows:

 

  • Providing General Support to Students:

Advisors: Every student is assigned an academic advisor who meets with the students at least once per semester for purposes of general supervision such as course selection, guided study, adaptation to ADUC learning modes, and disciplinary fundamentals

 

  • Helping students with determination:
  • Departments are requested to nominate designated academic advisors for all the students with determination in the departments. The advisor should have an individual meeting with these students to:
  • Better understand their disability 
  • Plan and use resources to support these students,

 

  • Helping Students with Academic Problems: 
  • Departments are requested to nominate designated academic advisors for all the students with academic problems in the departments. For these students who are placed on academic probation and extended probation. Advisors have to pay greater attention to and meet with them more regularly to track their progress, which may include helping the students to: 
  • better understand their academic strengths and weaknesses; 
  • plan course schedules; 
  • set goals; 
  • use resources and support services at ADUC.
  • For students who present very serious problems, the Chair or Dean concerned plays the role of a case manager responsible for coordinating all appropriate efforts within ADUC in helping the student.

 

  • Record Keeping:
  • Departments are required to keep the meeting records of students with the Advisors.
  • Advisors can record the details of their meetings with students in the reports, which must be kept strictly confidential.

 

  • Faculty Committee on Academic Advising:
  • A Committee on Academic Advising is established in each school, and chaired by the Dean or Chair concerned, as deemed appropriate by individual faculty. The membership of the School Committee may include other existing advisors as assigned by Departments for students with special needs.