University Academic
Advising Committee

West Chester University

Contact Info
Dr. Joanne Conlon, Chair
610-436-3505
advising@wcupa.edu


Syllabus and Components

"National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Concept of Academic Advising" defines advising as an instructional process, not a service activity

Major Student Learning Outcomes linked to student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will become members of their higher education community.
  • Students will think critically about their roles and responsibilities as students.
  • Students will prepare to be educated citizens of a democratic society and a global community.

The Syllabus should

  • Be relevant to the campus and unit (department for which it is developed)
  • Meet the campus guidelines for all academic syllabi
  • Clearly define academic advising and articulate the advising curriculum
  • Include all contact information for the advisor and/or advising unit
  • Delineate the responsibilities and expectations for the advisor and the variety of learning experiences advisees can use to master the curriculum
  • Clearly articulate the responsibilities and expectations of the advisees
  • Include the expected learning outcomes for the advising experience; what students are expected to KNOW, be able to DO, and VALUE or APPRECIATE as a result of the academic advising experience
  • Include the material, resources, tools, and the other services students need to get the most out of the advising experiences

Include:

  • Department or Faculty's name
    • Office Location & Hours
    • Phone & email address
    • Website address

Samples

*NACADA

Undergraduate Student Support Services (USSSS), University Academic Advising Committee (UAAC), and or Liberal Studies (Professional Studies Track)

George Mason University Management Department