|Academic Advising Center|
|Academic Advising Policy|
Academic advising is a process that begins when a student enrolls at AUD and continues through graduation. The AAC welcomes university students during AUD operating hours: Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Students should visit an advisor whenever they need assistance with their academic programs at AUD. All undergraduate students (with less than 60 credit hours) must meet with academic advisors prior to the start of each term to learn about university policies and departmental requirements, discuss their individual educational plans and personal goals, and select courses. The AAC assists each student in adopting a program of study and creating an individual program of study document.
Academic advising is an educational partnership; both advisees and their academic advisors collaborate to achieve academic, personal, and professional success. This relationship is one in which both parties have clearly defined responsibilities that extend throughout the educational experience at AUD.
During the course of the advisory session, both advisors and advisees must assume equal responsibility, which includes:
The Advisorís responsibilities include:
In order to ensure the success of the advising experience, students have the responsibility to:
Expected Outcomes of the Academic Advising Experience:
Similarly, the advisee should come prepared to the advising session with the following:
|Academic Advising per year|
Students receive advising and are registered for their first term at AUD by an Admissions Coordinator.
During subsequent terms (up to the completion of 60 credit hours), undergraduate students receive advising and obtain authorization to register from an Academic Advisor housed in the AUD Academic Advising Center (AAC). A student who has earned greater than 60 credit hours is assigned a faculty member who acts as his/her advisor. With the exception of candidates in Engineering, Computer and Information Technology, and Computer Science, upon completion of 60 credit hours, students no longer need to obtain an Advisor’s signature in order to register. (Engineering, Computer and Information Technology and Computer Science students must obtain a signature from their AAC Advisor throughout their residency at AUD.)
Beyond 60 credit hours, each student is assigned a faculty member who acts as Academic Advisor. Students are encouraged to maintain close contact with their Advisor during their time at AUD. Advisors provide them with information and perspective related to academic policy and concerns, specific course-related problems/issues and other academic or professionally related matters.
Nonetheless, students are expected to assume responsibility for program planning and course selection since ultimately the responsibility for fulfilling degree requirements rests squarely with the student. They are required to become intimately familiar with the various program requirements and necessary requisite coursework and sequencing.
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