Maintain a professional advising case load of CLA students (with a mix of students in all four years of progress, and in a variety of majors/minors) (75%)
- Utilizing the operative model (described above), provide appropriate challenge and support to each assigned student as needed to facilitate students having a successful academic experience. This includes helping students get progressively more sophisticated in their decision-making about current academic plans and eventual post-graduation plans, including careers. Help students assess program options in relation to their strengths, interests, and abilities.
- Incorporate interpersonal, multicultural, and communication skills to build rapport with students to create a productive working relationship between the student and the advisor.
- Demonstrate and advance the value of a liberal arts education. Articulate comprehensive knowledge about the curriculum, academic programs (majors, minors, certificates), degree requirements, and engagement options (study abroad, service learning, internships, research). Apply this knowledge and understanding to student interactions with the goal of advancing student success.
- Promote students’ utilization of the college’s and the university’s academic support and engagement resources to maximize their undergraduate experience.
- Facilitate students’ sense of belonging and connection to campus and CLA, being particularly mindful of supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds.
- Conduct timely outreach to students, utilizing the web-based alert system. Generate individual student outreach strategies to foster students’ degree progress.
- Conduct analytic review of student records to certify students’ academic standing in relation to academic probation, suspension, and degree completion.
- Uphold the integrity of academic and curricular policies established by the University and the College. Exercise informed judgment to apply exceptions when warranted.
- Be responsive to College and University goals in a dynamic environment, including outcomes related to retention, timely degree completion, support to students in academic difficulty, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and participation in key engagement opportunities.
Participation in Programs and Initiatives (15%)
- Participate in and help conduct unit programs such as orientation, first-year experience, second-year experience, commencement, workshops, parent programming, and student employment.
- Participate in unit, collegiate, and university events and initiatives, such as review of scholarship applications, prospective student programming, and career and internship events.
- Initiate and contribute to unit work groups that address enhancements to student service.
- Identify and report on issues that may impede student progress, such as concerns about course availability or lack of appropriate academic programs to match student interests. Suggest recommendations for changes to academic programs, policies, and procedures that would enhance students’ progress and satisfaction.
- Collect, summarize, and evaluate data related to trends and make recommendations for improved student service.
Service and Engagement in the field of Academic Advising (10%)
- Stay abreast of current trends and philosophies in academic advising and student support.
- Engage in scholarly or creative activities in the professional relevant areas by one or more of the following: membership in professional associations; attendance at workshops, seminars and conferences; writing and publishing articles for internal e-newsletters and professional journals.
- Participate in professional development events and activities in the unit, College, University, and/or broader community.
- Service on unit, College, or University committees as requested.