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THE MISSION AND GOALS OF THE ACADEMIC ADVISING PROGRAM AT SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY
Because we believe Academic Advising to be a developmental process, the mission of the Shepherd University Academic Advising Program is to assist students in the clarification of their educational and professional goals and in the development of educational plans that are compatible with those goals. Academic Advisors will work closely with their students and advisees to improve student learning and to encourage their intellectual growth, their personal fulfillment, and their academic and professional excellence. The Academic Advisement Program is led by the Director of Advisement and by the Committee on Academic Advisement. The Committee published The Shepherd University Faculty Advisoršs Handbook, which is intended to serve as the major resource tool for Academic Advisors, and provides annual developmental training workshops for both new and existing faculty and staff who serve as Academic Advisors for our students.
To achieve its mission, the Academic Advising Program is designed to accomplish the following goals: