The Academic Advisor II will advise prospective, current, and former students in special education teacher preparation programs within the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation. S/he will advise and assist students in the development of academic plans and class schedules as well as assess academic level, attend to student academic inquiries, assist in the resolution of individual academic problems, and advise on academic program changes.
The Academic Advisor II will report to the Department Head or designee. S/he will train and supervise student employees.
- Advises potential, current, and former students during face-to-face appointments, phone appointments, and/or via e-mail.
- Develops and implements strategies for recruiting students for the special education teacher preparation programs.
- Advises students of general education, major, and graduation requirements.
- Assists students in the process of developing an academic plan by providing current course information and program requirement information.
- Assists students with decision-making skills for vocational and personal choices.
- Develops, performs, and assesses appropriate developmental advising programs for engaging students and monitoring student's progress toward academic and career goals.
- Makes appropriate referrals to other University and non-university resources.
- Maintains systematic records and documentation of recruiting and advising interactions that allow tracking of individuals through the recruitment, application, enrollment, completion, and graduation process.
- Develops materials (print, web, etc.) to support students through the process from recruitment to graduation.
- Advises departments regarding student populations and trends, program requirements, course offerings, substitutions, and waivers.
- Identifies academically at-risk students and connects those students with appropriate resources to facilitate student success.
- Counsels students who have been readmitted to the University in less than good standing and identifies strategies to help the student succeed.
- Presents at advising conferences, peer advisor training sessions, and orientation classes.
- Competent in emergency procedures and crisis response and prevention efforts.
- Leads prevention efforts to identify threatening conduct or behavior of students, faculty, and staff members and incorporates a system for responding and reporting.
- Tracks graduating seniors and schedules and conducts program exit interviews.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation is located in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. The department consists of both on campus and distance based educational programs in Rehabilitation Counseling (Master's), Special Education (Undergraduate and Master's), Alternative Teacher Preparation Programs, and the Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines. Faculty value a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to disability across the lifespan.