Director of Academic Advising: Ruth Benavides

Academic advising goes well beyond assisting students with their semester schedule of classes. The role of the academic advisor includes, but is not limited to:

  • Helping the student define his or her academic, intellectual, personal and career goals.
  • Identifying courses and experiential learning opportunities that will help the student to achieve personal and professional goals.
  • Being available and accessible to advisees and working with faculty to monitor students’ academic status.
  • Referring students to appropriate campus resources, including personal counseling when appropriate.
  • Encouraging awareness of and involvement in cultural and social opportunities on campus for students.
  • Learning the policies and requirements for graduation and clearly communicating them to advisees so that they will not be deficient in any university, college or departmental requirements.


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