Advising Syllabus

Advising Syllabus



Office Location:

Office Hours:

Phone Number:

Email Address:

Comprehensive List of Advising Dates:

Refer students to back of Cumberland County College’s catalog for a current academic year calendar. Also, the Student Handbook provides a month-at-a-glance planner with critical dates that all students should be aware of.


Calendar for Academic Advising

Advisement Day is the start of the advising cycle through the academic year.


The Definition and Role of Advising

Academic advising is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students' understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning. (NACADA, 2004)


Cumberland County College, academic advising provides students with the opportunity to build a relationship with their advisor for the purpose of gaining assistance in planning their educational career, in learning the skills needed for academic success, and in learning how to access the variety of resources and services available to them on the campus.


Academic advising is a collaborative educational process whereby students and their advisors are partners in meeting the essential learning outcomes, ensuring student academic success, and outlining the steps for achievement of the students’ personal, academic, and career goals. This advisor/student partnership requires participation and involvement of both the advisor and the student as it is built over the student’s entire educational experience at the university. Both the student and the advisor have clear responsibilities for ensuring the advising partnership is successful.


Goals and Objectives of Advising
Advising Philosophy and Methods

Expectations of Advisors

My Role as Advisor – What you can expect from your advisor


You can expect me as your advisor to:

Understand and effectively communicate the curriculum, graduation requirements, and university and college policies and procedures
Encourage and guide students as they define and develop realistic goals
Encourage and support students as they gain the skills to develop clear and attainable educational plans
Provide students with information about and strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campus
Assist students in understanding the purposes and goals of higher education and its effects on their lives and personal goals
Monitor and accurately document students’ progress toward meeting their goals.
Be assessable for meeting with advisees via office hours for advising, telephone, e-mail, or web access.
Assist students in gaining decision making skills and skills in assuming responsibility for their educational plans and achievements.
Maintain confidentiality
Assist students in working closely with their professors.


Expectations of Students

Your Role as Advisee – What you are expected to do:


As an advisee, you have clear responsibilities in the advising partnership in order to be successful:
Schedule regular appointments or make regular contacts with advisor during each semester Come prepared to each appointment with questions or material for discussion 
Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising experience.
Ask questions if you do not understand an issue or have a specific concern 
Keep a personal record of your progress toward meeting your goals. 
Organize official documents in a way that enables you to access them when needed. 
Complete all assignments or recommendations from your advisor 
Gather all relevant decision-making information Clarify personal values and goals and provide advisor with accurate information regarding your interests and abilities. Become knowledgeable about college programs, policies, and procedures Accept responsibility for decisions


Purpose of Session

Learning Objectives


Resources, Texts, Print Resources:
CCC College Catalog
CCC Student Handbook
The Portable Advisor


Campus Programs:


Advisement Day
College Night
Transfer Day


Assistance with Issues involving Disabilities

Learning disabilities are diagnosed and appropriate services are rendered from the Project Assist office. The director may be reached in the Success Center.
Texts, Reading, Materials needed for academic advising





Melissa Wright, Tutoring Coordinator located in the Success Center ext. 326
Job Service, Career exploration Steve Stolar, extension 320


Means for evaluation of learning

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