Office Location: determined by student after receiving advisor assignment (APSU 1000)*
Office Hours: as an assignment, student will go to office and copy the posted office hours (APSU 1000)
Materials Needed for the Advising Session:
University Bulletin, University Web Resources
Advising Portfolio (Career Search, 4-year academic plan—unless Undeclared; documentation from previous advising sessions; referrals and documentation of action)
*APSU 1000 is the freshman seminar required for all first-time, full-time freshmen. Students will receive the syllabus after being assigned an advisor. Determining the advisor information will be part of a class assignment.
Academic advising at Austin Peay State University will be recognized for its focus on student learning which is enhanced by a balanced use of technological resources and personal interaction and its commitment to student success.
Deliberate and intentional academic advising at Austin Peay State University guides students in making responsible academic and career choices, setting goals, and developing education plans to realize those goals. Effective advising fosters critical thinking and informed decision making which supports meaningful living in a global society.
Academic Advisement is a process that begins when a student enrolls at Austin Peay and continues through graduation. Undergraduate students meet with faculty advisors at the time of initial enrollment. Students are assigned to their permanent faculty advisors during their first semester. The role of faculty advisors is to help students clarify goals, career options, courses of study, program requirements, educational needs and identify university resources that support the academic goals. Faculty advisors regularly interact with their advisees in order to coordinate educational experiences and to monitor student progress throughout the year. While in the final analysis, academic choices rest with the student, faculty advisors assist students by helping them identify and assess the alternatives and the consequences of academic decisions.
(Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education)
Academic advising is a collaborative educational process; students and their advisors are partners in meeting the essential learning outcomes that support student success. The partnership requires participation and involvement of both the advisor and the student and spans the student’s whole education experience at Austin Peay. In this partnership both the advisor and advisee have well-defined responsibilities.
Academic Advisor Responsibilities -- What You Can Expect:
You can expect me as your advisor to:
Advisee Responsibilities -- What Your Advisor Can Expect
As an advisee, you have clear responsibilities in the advising partnership in order to be successful
Demonstrating Your Achievement of Learning Outcomes:
In order for you and your advisor to accurately measure and document that you have achieved the learning outcomes for academic advising, you will begin developing a portfolio of your advising work. This portfolio will consist of a variety of documents including your educational plan, your semester schedules, collaborative work done due to various referrals on campus, and a variety of documents that you and your advisor will develop together to demonstrate your achievement of these outcomes.
Any student who has a disability that may affect his or her academic performance is encouraged to make an appointment with the Coordinator of Disability Services to discuss this matter. (931) 221-6230 voice; (931) 221-7288 tty; or (931) 221-7102 fax