Q. Where can I find the definition for academic advisor?

Define academic advisor.

Answer

According to the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA):

The advisor serves as a facilitator of communication, a coordinator of learning experiences through course and career planning and academic progress review, and an agent of referral to other campus agencies as necessary.”

In other words, Academic Advisors:

  • Assist students with selecting a program that meets their long-term educational, personal, and professional goals and needs
  • Suggest courses for registration that enhance the academic experience and aid in degree completion
  • Promote engagement and student success
  • Offer referral to other university resources when needed
  • Help students navigate their academic programs and alert them to any twists or turns along the way
  • Advocate for students when educationally and academic ally sound and relevant
  • Communicate university policies and procedures

McGuigan, Jennifer. (2011, April 18). What is an Academic Advisor?. Retrieved from http://onlinelearningtips.com/2011/04/18/what-is-an-academic-advisor/

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