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Academic advising is a process-oriented and intentional relationship between advisor and student focused on the development of core personal, educational and career goals. Truly meaningful advisor interaction can enhance the quality of the undergraduate experience.

"Advising is the only structured activity on the campus in which all students have the opportunity for one-to-one interaction with a concerned representative of the institution."

-- Wes Habley - ACT Center for Enhancement of Educational Practices

Advisor Responsibility

Our advisors also have an obligation to each student. Advisors must:

  • Provide a welcome and friendly environment.
  • Be accessible, particularly during critical advising periods.
  • Be knowledgeable about university policy, departmental curriculum, university resources and career opportunities related to the student's field of study.
  • Be accountable for knowing and implementing university procedures related to advising.
  • Assist students in exploring the possible short and long-range consequences of their choices.
  • Retain appropriate documentation of advisee's academic plan and advising outcome. 
  • Appropriately challenge a student to meet his/her full potential.

THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC ADVISING NETWORK  (ArkAAN) is an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, and administrators working to enhance the educational development of students and the advising profession. Our purpose is to raise the level of recognition of academic advising as a profession and promote the professional development of academic advisors in higher education in Arkansas.

Learn about ArkAAN . . .

The NATIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING ASSOCIATION (NACADA), promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications. NACADA also serves as an advocate for effective academic advising by providing a Consulting and Speaker Service, an Awards Program, and funding for Research related to academic advising. 

Visit the NACADA website . . .