SHS Academic Advising
Welcome to the SHS Academic Advising Web PageThe following advising guide is very resourceful. Use it frequently to assist you with School of Human Services (SHS) advising policies and procedures.
Treat your relationship with your Advisor as
an Academic Partnership
this process, students work in partnership with their academic advisor to clarify career goals and develop an educational plan to help realize those goals.
Is Your Choice the Right Choice?Keep your advisor informed of choices you desire to pursue. Take advantage of his or her expertise and make wise decisions that keep your career goals in focus.
Resourceful information is provided
for you in the following links.
The Academic Advising Process
Successful advising occurs when advisors and advisees share the responsibility of this multifaceted ongoing process. Advising begins at admissions where student files are reviewed and a course of study is recommended. A preliminary evaluation of your experiential learning is a vital component of this recommendation.
Adult students bring a rich and varied experience to the program. We want you to capitalize on this expertise to save you both time and money.
So we encourage you to think "I learned" rather than "I did." Information you provide during the admissions process and to your advisor will help guide your program.
The following link provides information on the experiential learning process.
The Advisor's Role
The primary roles of the academic advisors are to encourage and mentor your academic and personal development. They will also help you identify and assess options and the consequences of decisions.
The advisor is expected to help you:
- Define and develop realistic goals
- Plan an academic program
- Monitor your progress toward educational and career goals
- Identify and suggest the use of appropriate institutional support services
- Assist with course selection
- Explain the SHS program
- Explain your journey through the program including the:
- Required core curriculum
- General education requirements
- Role of experiential learning
The ultimate responsibility for making educational decisions rests with you, the student. As a student you are expected to become knowledgeable of:
- SHS policies
- SHS procedures
- and SHS requirements
Meet with your Advisor at least Once Every Term
Become and remain an Active Partner
in the Advising Process
Program Advising Checksheets
School of Human Services (SHSB)
School of Human Services-Addiction Studies Concentration (SHSB/ADS)
School of Human Services-Community Youth Development Concentration (SHSB/CYD)
School of Human Services-Criminal Justice Concentration (SHSB/CJB)
School of Human Services-Early Childhood Education Concentration (SHSB/ECE)
School of Human Services-Education Concentration (SHSB/EDS)