1) Advisors are responsible to the individuals they advise.
Academic advisors work to strengthen the importance, dignity, potential, and unique nature of each individual within the academic setting. Advisors' work is guided by their beliefs that students:
Effective advising requires a holistic approach. At many institutions, a network of people and resources is available to students. Advisors serve as mediators and facilitators who effectively use their specialized knowledge and experience for student benefit. Advisors recognize their limitations and make referrals to qualified persons when appropriate. To connect academic advising to students' lives, advisors actively seek resources and inform students of specialists who can further assess student needs and provide access to appropriate programs and services. Advisors help students integrate information so they can make well-informed academic decisions.
The Statement of Core Values provides the guidance academic advisors seek from NACADA: The Global Community of Academic Advising. The Statement is reviewed periodically to ensure its alignment with current professional practices and philosophies. The NACADA encourages institutions to adopt the Statement of Core Values and support the work of those who provide academic advising.
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Concept of Academic Advising
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