More about the Advisement Center
The Academic Advisement Center (AAC) supports the advisement process by providing academic direction to all matriculated undergraduate students at orientation and through individual and group meetings; providing support and resource information to faculty advisors; maintaining the computer database of undergraduate degree requirements; updating transfer course-by-course articulations; processing course substitutions and waivers; processing all curriculum and advisor changes; overseeing the Prior Approval process for post-matriculation course work; implementing preset scheduling for all new freshmen; hiring, training and supervising the summer cadre of faculty advisors; and acting as a liaison among students and faculty or other student support offices. In addition, the staff members serve on numerous committees including Senate, Curriculum Committee, Student Progress, Enrollment Management, Retention Sub Committee, Banner Steering, and the Orientation Committee.
AAC, in conjunction with Residence Life, selects, trains and supervises 15 Academic Team Members (ATMs). These students provide academic support within the residence halls via programming, information sharing, and office hours. They also hold office hours in AAC as well as plan academically focused programs for their halls and the campus at large. Their primary responsibilities are to answer general academic advisement questions and to assist students with making appointments to meet with their assigned faculty advisor(s).
AAC, in conjunction with Financial Aid and Student Accounts, administers certification for VA benefits.
The Academic Advisement Center is staffed by two professional advisors, a secretary, and a part-time data entry person. The Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management who in turn reports to the Vice President for Student Development.