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What is academic advising?

Veronica Wooten, Academic Advisor, meets with a student

Academic Advising at the University of Louisville is an on-going, intentional, educational partnership dedicated to student academic success. It is to your advantage to meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester and to know your advisor well. You can always count on your academic advisor to give you accurate and complete information about your degree requirements and refer you to the appropriate source for the information you need to be a successful student. Your advisor is knowledgeable about university policies and can help you learn to make decisions about your college experience. Your advisor can help you investigate degree programs and careers and can be of assistance to you if you experience academic difficulty. Your academic advisor cares about your success and about you as a person. It is your responsibility to take the lead in developing a relationship with your advisor by communicating with your advisor on a regular basis.

 

 

U of L's Goals for Academic Advising

The University of Louisville has established a set of defined goals and objectives for the academic advising process. The goal statement is accessible here.

U of L's Vision for Academic Advising

Academic Advising at the University of Louisville aspires to be a dynamic, professional network that leads the nation in standards of excellence focused on teaching and learning and a collaborative commitment to student success in a diverse and changing society.

U of L's Academic Advising Mission

Academic Advising at the University of Louisville promotes a teaching and learning partnership dedicated to student success.

Philosophy of Academic Advising at U of L

We believe that student success is a comprehensive, campus-wide, process/effort/responsibility, and we value commitment to teaching and learning as an academic advising function; fostering a community of respect; the individuality/diversity of students and their unique educational/needs/experiences; the opportunities created by working collaboratively with others-shared challenges, achievements, ideas, and resources to continuously incorporate best practices into university wide advising; a common goal of student engagement in learning and success; technological innovations that seek to improve the student experience/academic advising experience, diversity as central to intellectual and cultural development, and student satisfaction with academic advising.  

 

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