Provide comprehensive proactive academic advising that facilitates student academic success, retention, and timely movement to degree while assisting students with adjustments and decisions about fields of study, curricular and course selections, career opportunities, and academic and administrative procedures, policies and services.
Utilize outreach strategies to enhance advisor/student communications, motivation and relationship building. Monitor student academic progress through a variety of technical systems and implements high impact proactive advising techniques and intervention/referral strategies that promote student growth and success.
Master's degree by date of employment and have experience in collegiate advising, academic counseling, or student affairs (internships and practica are acceptable experience).
Experience with university computer systems or similar computer technologies, i.e. BANNER Admin, DARS, EAB-SSC Campus. Experience working with diverse student populations; experience working collaboratively with large groups.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
Provide proactive academic advising that facilitates student academic success, retention, and timely movement to degree. Advise students individually and in groups about program curricula and degree requirements, academic placement test results, selection of major, major entrance requirements, etc. that facilitates course registration. Clarify academic and administrative policies and procedures; assist students with understanding options and potential academic consequences; guide students through decision-making processes. Apprise students of academic standing and academic requirements. Approve continuing students to register. 35%
Monitor student academic progress through a variety of technical systems (including Banner Student Information System, Degree Audit Reports (DARS), and Raider Academic Progress System early alert system (RAPS)) and utilize these systems to implement high impact proactive advising techniques and intervention/referral strategies that promote student growth and success. Assess applicability of transfer credit to degree requirements and core coursework; update DARS data for students including transfer course exceptions. Understand placement test policies. Update and maintain student records; write student letters of recommendation for employers, scholarships, and awards; and evaluate credits toward graduation in the completion of student VA and ROTC forms. 25%
Meet with students on academic probation to assist in the development of academic success plan. Advise and facilitate academic success interventions as well as personal development strategies. Initiate appropriate referrals for students to university academic departments, faculty, student affairs units and campus support services. 15%
Develop and present new student orientation information sessions for students and parents. Consult with students, parents and family members at University new student open houses and recruitment fairs; assist with orientation for selected student groups including special populations like international students, athletes, College Credit Plus and other special populations or programs as needed. 10%
Stay up-to-date on curricular changes in all undergraduate programs of study. Participate in professional development by attending training workshops, professional conferences, and educational opportunities with a focus on increasing knowledge and skills in academic success, retention, and high impact advising practices. Serve on Student Success committees; act as unit representative to various university committees; serve as liaison to academic departments, academic affairs units, and/or student affairs departments. 10%
Teach First Year Seminar course or relevant courses as needed; serve as part of an instructional team working with peer mentors to facilitate students' transition to college. 5%
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