For Faculty

Faculty Advisor Mission

From a historical perspective, student- faculty relationships have always been viewed as an integral part of the higher education process. Faculty advisors are experts in their disciplines and knowledgeable about specific courses in their divisions, and in educational and career opportunities in their areas of concentration. The faculty advisor--

•helps students with program planning, course selection, and scheduling;
•helps students develop, clarify and evaluate educational plans and goals;
•helps students identify and explore alternatives; and
•helps students assess consequences of decisions.

What you Need to Advise/Guide your Students

The left navigation includes the following to assist you in advising:

1. Early Alert: allows instructors to use a convenient, web-based form to make referrals to Counseling Services.  Counselors then follow up with students to discuss their goals, assess their needs, and guide them toward resources that can help them achieve success Faculty can make referrals and identify concerns such as absenteeism, failing grades, etc.

2. Faculty Resources: žSOP – Ending blocks (Warning & Probation Only) žAssess problem: academic (time management, lack study skills, etc.) or is it personal (Go to Advising Resources) žSOP Contract and Referrals (Early Alert) žOSP Notes  documentation (clearly note whether contract was signed and if met about warning or probation)

3. Speakers Bureau: —Tailored Workshops, —Course Coverage, —Present at faculty meetings and staff development training

4. Advisement Management Team:

žcomposed of Advisement Coordinators from each academic Division, Counseling and Advisement, and all of the CPCC campuses (AMT Chart) assists in the coordination of the ICAN. Each Advisement Coordinator is responsible for disseminating information, handling inquiries, making changes or contacting appropriate people when changes need to be made, ensuring that systematic advisement skills training is provided, and functioning as a member of the AMT.

The AMT has the responsibility for training all advisors, for development of ICAN policies and procedures, for recognition and reward of exemplary advising, for development of advisor handbooks, for evaluation and monitoring of the system and for making any necessary adjustments. The AMT reports the status of the ICAN on a regular basis to the Vice-Presidents for Instruction and Enrollment Management and Student Services.