Faculty Advising for Students
1. Two Faculty Advising Coordinators (one counselor and one full-time
faculty member) will be appointed to coordinate and assist the college-wide
faculty advising process and be attentive to both student and faculty needs
within the advising process. The coordinators will be given release time to
perform their duties.
2. Faculty Advising Training will be offered for Professional
Development credit prior to each advising session and be conducted by the
Professional Development office with the assistance of the Faculty Advising
3. The Faculty Advising Committee will continue to review, update, and
improve the Faculty Advising process. A review will be conducted after each
advising session (fall, spring, and summer) to identify concerns and implement
4. The Faculty Advising Committee will operate with a shared governance
structure consisting of at least one student, one faculty from each Deanís
division, one Workforce Dean, one Academic Dean, two Counselors / Advisors, and
the Faculty Advising Coordinators.
5. Faculty will only advise declared majors who are either TSI (Texas
Success Initiative) complete or are referred by a counselor for career and
transfer information. Counselors/Advisors will advise all other students.
6. Faculty will advise during normal office hours.
7. Faculty will advise students who are currently enrolled in a class
section and who seek instructional guidance; such students will have priority
over students who seek career and transfer advising.
8. Faculty will advise only at their home campus.
9. Faculty will have access to counselors and advisors who can answer
10. Faculty will be provided advising tools that offer:
a. easy access to student records through the
Student Advising Report Web site;
b. career, transfer, and advising information on
the Faculty Advising Resources Web site with numerous advising links;
c. an online Advising Tracking System to record
advising sessions and recommendations.
11. Faculty who volunteer to advise during intersession periods will receive
12. Departments with large numbers of majors are encouraged to implement group
advising and will be offered assistance through student events.
Departments with unique faculty advising needs may present an alternative
advising proposal to their Dean and to the Faculty Advising Committee for review
1. Students are not required, but are encouraged to seek a minimum of
a. prior to their second semester of enrollment;
b. when the student has completed seventy-five (75)
percent of the credit hours in their transfer plan, ACC credit certificate, or
2. Students are prompted to seek advisement through:
a. recommendation by the Counseling/Advising office or
by a faculty;
b. a college-wide marketing campaign that includes:
advisement notifications, posters, brochures, newspaper articles, Web
c. the advising Web site, Faculty Advising Resources;
3. The Counseling/Advising office will refer the student to a faculty
advisor who is available at the time and location needed by the student.
4. Students can continue seeking advisement with the assigned faculty or
seek another faculty advisor who is available at another time and/or at another
5. If the faculty advisor is helping another student, the faculty will
recommend the student call and schedule an appointment. Students enrolled in the
faculty memberís class will have advising priority.
6. The faculty may use the Student Advising Report to access the studentís
academic information, the Faculty Advising Resources to make transfer and career
related recommendations, and the Advising Tracking System to record advising
sessions and recommendations.
7. Faculty are encouraged to include faculty advising related information
in their Faculty Input form for evaluation purposes.
||Stephen B. Kinslow