Faculty Advising for Students

Administrative Rule
5.0800.05
Council: Academic and Student Affairs Council
Board Policy Reference: E, Instruction
Effective date: 09/08/17

Value Statement

Austin Community College supports student success. Academic and career advising is essential to help students persist and succeed and will be provided in a partnership between faculty and student services.

Administrative Rule

  1. All students, regardless of major, will be assigned a student services academic advisor and a faculty advisor within their declared Area of Study (AoS).
  2. Advising of students who have successfully completed fewer than 30 semester credit hours (SCH) will be the primary responsibility of the student services advisors, with supplemental advising provided by the faculty advisors.
    1. Instructional programs have the option to require that their faculty advisors take the lead in advising the program’s students at any earlier point they prefer.
    2. All instructional programs will assume primary responsibility for advising students who have successfully completed 30 SCH of college credit coursework that applies to their declared majors, with supplemental advising provided by student services advisors
  3. Each faculty advisor will be assigned a student services counterpart within their Area of Study. Faculty and student services advisors will work together as a team to promote their student advisee’s success in completing their academic goals.
  4. All faculty advisors will be required to receive regular training to support good practice and the effective use of the College’s advising resources.
  5. All faculty advisors will be selected on an annual basis through a process determined by the instructional deans and department chairs within each Area of Study. All faculty advisors will be evaluated on an annual basis through a process developed by the instructional dean and relevant department chair(s).
  6. Faculty advisors will receive compensation for their work.

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