Wanted to re-blog this for the benefit of my new caseload of advisees
I’m your academic advisor (duh?!). Yes, we put a hold on your registration to make you come talk with me about scheduling your classes. And yes, you and I will talk about your course choices and how you can best plan your schedule, but REGISTRATION IS NOT ADVISING! I’m sorry for yelling, I’s just very important that you (and perhaps more importantly, others who read this) understand that academic advising is about so much more than simply registering for classes.
There are tons of definitions of academic advising, ranging from sentences long to book length philosophical and practical discussions of what we do (that’s right, advising students is as old as American institutions of higher education and formal scholarly research on academic advising has conducted and published for decades http://tiny.cc/5xcclw). I’m not going to bore you with any of that, because the thing that supersedes all of…
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