Dr. Marcia Conston
Vice President, Enrollment and Student Services
Through an effective advising system, the college seeks to:
•Ensure that all students have access to reliable counseling and advising services.
•Provide students with timely performance data which enables them to make informed academic decisions.
•Provide on-going training and professional development activities for all persons involved in the advising process.
•Help each individual involved in the advising process to understand that each advising opportunity is a learning opportunity. Advising is teaching and each advisor has a responsibility to promote learning.
•Assist students in their personal, career and intellectual development.
•Assist students in their consideration of career goals by relating their interests, abilities, skills and values to the world of work.
•Assist students in developing an educational action plan that correlates with their life goals and objectives.
•Assist students in developing decision-making skills and a sense of autonomy, and assist in proper assessment of progress toward established goals.
•Provide students with information on policies, procedures and programs of the college to increase their awareness of the wide range of services and educational opportunities available.
•Provide regular systematic evaluation of advising services and adjust or modify advising services based on these evaluations.
Core Values of Academic Advising (link to NACADA website)