Academic & Career Advising

Advising Syllabus

 

Advising Goals

The ACA Team will:

  • Treat students in a friendly, courteous and respectful manner;
  • Support student decision-making by providing accurate information regarding programs of study, program requirements, transfer options and college policies and procedures;
  • Teach students to develop and implement educational plans that are compatible with their interests, abilities and lifestyles to promote student success;
  • Assist students with identifying other college resources that can help them meet their academic and career goals; and
  • Encourage students to become engaged members of the campus and community.

Values

The ACA Team uses the following core values as a guide in the development and evaluation of our center’s goals and objectives.

  • Mutual Respect
  • Accountability
  • Responsibility
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Trust

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Facilitate students’ exploration of interests, abilities and goals, and help students relate them to programs of study.
  • Recommend and clarify programs of study based on student interests, abilities and priorities.
  • Facilitate effective decision-making in students’ selection of program of study.
  • Assist in the development of an educational plan that satisfies degree requirements.
  • Recommend appropriate college resources to assist students in reaching their academic goals.
  • Inform students of and clarify college policies and procedures.
  • Provide accurate contact information for faculty program chair.

Student Responsibilities

  • Research program of study thoroughly to ensure that it is compatible with educational and career goals.
  • Make contact with appropriate faculty program chair.
  • Keep a personal record of progress toward degree completion and organize official university documents in a way that is easily accessible for them.
  • Seek and take advantage of resources that will enhance educational and career goals.
  • Know the information contained in the RCCC College Catalog and Student Handbook.
  • Utilize the guidance and resources provided through the ACA Centers to achieve a level of self-direction.

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