Germanna’s academic advising engages students in pursuing knowledge and skills necessary to reach their educational and career goals. Academic Advising empowers students to become more independent, critical thinkers while making choices about their education.
Academic Advising is a shared responsibility between the student and advisor that includes certain expectations and outcomes for both student and adviser.
You can expect your faculty advisor to
- Encourage and guide you to develop and pursue your goals and assist you in creating an academic plan.
- Refer you to appropriate campus resources.
- Be accessible via phone, email, and by appointment and respond to you in a timely way.
- Follow through on actions promised to you.
- Recommend appropriate classes and direct students to other tools/resources to assist students in course selection and registration.
- Assist you in gaining decision-making skills and help you take responsibility for your educational plans and decisions.
- Maintain confidentiality (will not discuss issues with parents or non-college persons without your written permission; will respond to academic questions only via germanna.edu email accounts) refer to FERPA Policy (34 CFR § 99.31)
We expect you to
- Be prepared for your advising meeting using the form provided under resources on the left menu.
- Become knowledgeable of campus policies, procedures, and resources.
- Be open and willing to consider others’ perspectives.
- Reflect upon your goals and educational plans and be prepared to discuss and/or revise them.
- Review your academic progress throughout the semester.
- Create and regularly update your academic plan.
- Take primary and increasing responsibility for making your own decisions based on available information and advice.