Roles in Advising Process
It is important for faculty members to understand whom they will advise and the types of advising that they will be doing.
Faculty members will advise students who have completed the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) and who have a declared major in the faculty member’s academic discipline. The only students who are not TSI complete that faculty will advise are students who were referred by counselors for career advising.
Academic advising involves:
- Career advising
- Preparing educational plans
- Selection of courses
- Navigating program and institutional requirements
- Referral to ACC resources
Counselors will advise students who meet any of the following criteria:
- An academic status of warning, probation, suspension
- Not completed the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
- Not declared an academic major
- Have declared General Studies as their major
Counselors and Advisors
Counselors and Advisors will assist students in:
- Defining and planning career and life goals
- Developing an educational plan
- Selecting courses and instructors
- Understanding ACC’s program and institutional requirements
- Referring students to ACC resources
Students will prepare for their meetings with academic advisors by knowing their interests, skills, values and goals. Students are ultimately responsible for ensuring that their academic choices are consistent with their academic, career, and life goals.