Faculty advisors play an integral role in the success of students at Illinois Wesleyan University.
The purpose of this section is to provide advisors with information that enable them to grow professionally as they continue to work with students.
The role of the advisor is to:
effectively communicate the university's curriculum, requirements, policies, and procedures;
assist students in defining their academic, career, and personal goals, and assist in the creation of an educational plan that is consistent with those goals;
listen to students' concerns and respect their individual values and choices;
work with students in selecting courses to fulfill general education and degree requirements that also match the students' interests, values and skills;
monitor and accurately document students' progress toward meeting their goals;
be available to answer students' questions through scheduled meetings, phone calls or e-mail;
provide students with information about and strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campus.
The Teaching-Advising Connection
Drew Appleby, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Help! Do I Have to Advise College Students, Too?
Tonja M. Fillippino, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro on the Beebe Campus
Susan Barnett, Northwestern State University
Scott Roach, Northwestern State University
How is academic advising different from teaching, personal counseling, and career consulting?
Christopher W. Gregory, Framingham (MA) State College
The Advising Appointment from the NACADA Clearinghouse