The academicadvisor provides advising, assistance, and encouragement for current andprospective undergraduate students in the College of Health, Education andProfessional Studies. The academic advisor is responsible for assistingstudents in understanding their degree requirements so they can make informeddecisions within their curriculum and graduate in a timely manner. The academicadvisor assists current, new, transfer, and prospective students in navigatingthe curriculum of their program of study. The academic advisor monitors theimpact that current or new curriculum, schedules, policies, and procedures haveon students' progression within their program of study. The academic advisorassists the college with recruitment efforts and outreach activities.Responsibilities include:
Advising students: review currentstudents' progress and alert them to any potential issues; acclimatize new,transfer, and readmitted students to UTC curriculum, policies, and processes;work with students on selecting/changing majors or minors and makes referralsto an "exploring majors" advisor when necessary; facilitate studentstransferring to and from UTC; recommend the most efficient and practical courseof action to reach graduation; advise large groups during orientations for falland spring semesters, including weekends; advise students on changes ofprogram, probation or suspension procedures, appeal procedures, SAP appeals,GPA projection, and grade replacement; act as a liaison between students andother university personnel; improve students' academic planning skills;collaborate with graduation specialists to assist with verifying preparationfor timely graduation; recommend solutions to academic difficulties; assiststudents in utilizing university policy to protect their academic status, includingthe use of petitions, withdrawing from courses, late withdrawals, academicforgiveness, transfer equivalencies, etc.; act as a liaison between student,department heads, or other departments to resolve student issues; create plansof action for improving GPAs; map out graduation plans; facilitate effectivecommunication between a student and a professor or department head when neededfor problem resolution; refer students to or collaborate with, the appropriatepersonnel or department for assisting students with managing academic orpersonal issues, including but not limited to Office of International Studies,DRC, Office of Veterans Affairs, Athletics, Records Office, Financial AidOffice, ROTC, Honors College, Career Counseling Services, Student HealthServices, Mocs One Center, etc.
Administrative/clerical work: serve oncollege and campus-wide committees as requested; develop hard copy andelectronic advising materials, including pre-requisite sheets, path sheets,email notifications, etc; assist with refreshing/training faculty on advisingprocesses and curriculum changes; circulate student petitions between variouscollege department heads; communicate with students via email, voicemail, etc.;verify students need the current prerequisites; monitor waiting lists forclosed classes; process student petitions; assist with major changes,graduation applications, etc.; plan and revise new student orientationadvisement sessions and materials; work with department faculty to ensurefaculty advisors are available at all orientation sessions for new and transferstudents; as appropriate, assist in preparing licensure exam reviews andtesting skills training.
Recruiting students: participate inrecruitment activities in the college; visit local and regional high schoolsand community colleges; arrange tours for local schools to the college; assistall departments for any outreach activities; represent the department atadmissions office recruitment events; speak to classes and local communitycolleges about majors and admission requirements. These tasks will also involveassistance with social media as desired for each program in CHEPS.
Occasionalweekends, evenings, and overnight travel are required.
Internal Number: 174549
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