Advising Syllabus

Our Mission

The Academic Advising Center serves as a guide to all students, from admission to declaration. The center seeks to facilitate the transition of newly admitted students from the high school environment to the University by providing quality advising to help plan their course of study and make sure they understand the various academic options available. The Academic Advising Center constantly monitors the progress of its advisees toward satisfactory completion of their major requirements and encourages students to explore AUC’s liberal arts education. In addition, the center serves as a central information and referral source for campus services and resources.

Responsibilities of Advisers

  • Be accessible to meet with students
  • Be fully aware of University policies and procedures, and communicate them to students
  • Help students define and develop realistic goals
  • Match student needs with available resources and make appropriate referrals
  • Assist students with planning programs consistent with their abilities and interests
  • Assist students in decision making skills
  • Monitor students’ progress and offer encouragement
  • Discuss linkage between academic major and career
  • Maintain confidentiality

Responsibilities of Advisees

  • Schedule regular appointments
  • Be on time for appointments
  • Gather all relevant decision making information prior to meeting with adviser
  • Clarify personal values and goals
  • Become knowledgeable about college programs, policies and procedures
  • Be an active learner by participating fully in advising experience
  • Ask questions if you don’t understand an issue or have a specific concern
  • Accept responsibility for decisions
  • Follow through with referrals made by the adviser