To foster collaborative student-advisor relationships centered on developing and defining personal, academic, and career goals, and introducing appropriate resources to achieve those goals.
- Provide access to professional academic advisors that demonstrate care and respect.
- Collaborate with students to create academic plans that reflect their personal, academic, and career goals.
- Provide information related to campus and community resources as appropriate to the individual student.
- Advisors will:
- Understand and effectively communicate curriculum and program requirements.
- Assist students in selecting courses based on personal, educational, and career goals.
- Explain institutional academic policies and procedures.
- Provide information related to college and community resources.
- Be reasonably accessible to students through scheduled in person appointments, drop in, phone calls, and/or e-mails.
- Actively listen to student’s concerns and respect their decisions.
- Discuss academic performance with students, and how that performance relates to success
- Maintain confidentiality according to established standards.
- Collaborate with students in the creation and regular updating of academic plans.
- When meeting with an advisor, students should:
- Be prepared to discuss goals and educational plans.
- Be open regarding needs and goals.
- Engage in learning about campus policies, procedures, and resources.
- Ask questions to clarify any information that is not understood.
- Be open and willing to consider professional recommendations.
- Accept responsibility for personal, academic, and career decisions.
- Follow an individualized academic plan that supports the completion of academic goals.
- Review academic plan periodically and keep advisor apprised of any changes.
- Keep scheduled appointments or give ample notice to reschedule.
- Inform advisor of any academic challenges and difficulties experienced early.
Social and Life Transition Advising
- Mon - Wed
- 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Thu - Fri
- 8:00am - 4:30pm
- Mon - Wed
- 7:00am - 7:00pm
- 7:00am - 5:00pm
- (815) 835-6354
|Aldridge, Mandy M.||Academic Advisor||815-835-6390|
or ext. 390
|Bright, Joe A.||Tutoring and Career Services Advisor, Student Support Services||815-835-6226|
or ext. 226
|Byar, Christine M.||Administrative Assistant, Student Services||815-835-6326|
or ext. 326
|Kern-Lyons, Valerie L.||Academic Advisor||815-835-6204|
or ext. 204
|McFarlane, Sarah A.||Academic Advisor||815-835-6368|
or ext. 368
|Mewhirter, Tedra S.||Transfer Program Advisor, Student Support Services||815-835-6223|
or ext. 223
|Vance, Susan E.||Academic Advisor||815-835-6408|
or ext. 408
|West, Joshua J.||Director of Business, Career & Technical Programs||815-835-6334|
or ext. 334
|Whittenberg, Katherine J.||Administrative Assistant, Student Support Services||815-835-6268|
or ext. 268