ASU-Beebe

Academic Advising

Mission Statement:  Building quality student-advisor relationships, and enabling students to transform their lives through their advising experience.

This is a general advising page to help students prepare for a productive advising experience. 
Academic Advising for students is handled through the academic division of your declared major. For students who are undecided on a major, academic advising is handled through the Student Success Center. More specific academic advising information with regard to processes and degree plans can be found on sections of the website for the academic divisions under Divisions & Programs.

The purpose of academic advising is to facilitate the intellectual and personal development of our students, to enhance academic performance, and to ensure student progress toward graduation by assisting in the following objectives:

  • Choosing, clarifying, planning and achieving life goals
  • Exploring academic options so that one can make meaningful short and long-term decisions
  • Identifying a major program to achieve educational, career, and life goals
  • Selecting courses that integrate educational and personal goals
  • Assuming responsibility for current information about university degree requirements, including general education, academic policies, practices, programs and support services

What is Academic Advising?

Academic advising is a process-oriented relationship between advisor and student, focused on the development of core personal, educational and career goals.

Every student at ASU-Beebe is assigned to an academic advisor. Every student should locate and get to know their academic advisor early in their collegiate experience. Academic advisors can provide assistance with course selection, help with academic concerns, referrals to campus resources, and career related advice.

Student Expectations:

For the advising relationship to be successful, you must do your part and assume responsibility for your decisions. Your time spent preparing for your advising appointment can help your advisor be more effective to help you focus on the important issues. In particular, you can help by doing the following:

  • Schedule regular meetings with your advisor throughout the semester
  • Be on time for appointments
  • Be knowledgeable about degree/certificate programs, policies and procedures
  • Gather all relevant decision-making information prior to meeting with your advisor
  • Clarify personal values and goals
  • Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising experience
  • Ask appropriate questions
  • Accept responsibility for your decisions
  • Follow through with referrals made by your advisor
  • Keep a personal record of advising meetings


 

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