Academic Advisement Guidelines and Procedures
I. Policy Statement
A comprehensive system of academic advising for all students is available. The primary responsibility for advisement of new students and for career counseling rests with the Counseling and Advisement Services division. Primary responsibility for academic advisement of continuing students enrolled in programs is assigned to the instructional departments in which the students are enrolled.
All instructional divisions will participate in the advisement system, and each division will develop its own advisement plan in coordination with Counseling and Advisement Services.
II. Guidelines for Academic Advisement
A. Academic advisement is an expectation of all full-time instructors. Specific responsibilities are assigned by the instructional associate dean. To meet that expectation and serve students effectively, instructors should access College-provided training opportunities to assist them in this important responsibility.
B. Each program will provide orientation for students during the first term of enrollment following acceptance into a program. Both students and instructors should make every effort to contact each other as early in the semester as possible.
C. Academic advising is available to all students enrolled in a program and may be a required step in the registration process for any student enrolled in a program who has been placed on academic intervention or academic suspension. Instructors are encouraged to reach out to students who fail to contact them.