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Academic Advising Syllabus

Academic Advisors complement the guidance that students will receive from their mentors. Academic advisement is a collaborative relationship between the student and an advisor. Advisors work with students to identify their academic goals and guide students through the requirements of their degree. Advising is a process that helps students approach their degree in a holistic and organized way. Students can expect an atmosphere of guidance, support, and encouragement from their advisor. Advisement services are provided by the Institute Academic Advisor, in the Office of the Registrar.

Your Academic Advisor Expects you to: You can expect your Academic Advisor to:
Be an active participant in advising and your educational experience. Answer Questions about the BFA and Certificate Program requirements
Arrive on time for advising appointments or call (661) 291-3404 if you are unable to keep your appointment. Introduce new students, on a one-to-one basis, to Institute academic policies and procedures
Come to appointments prepared with questions of concern to you. Be an active participant during your advisement appointment. Respect individuality & give honest feedback that helps with solving academic problems
Meet with the Institute Academic Advisor on a regular basis. Assist in the preparation of class schedules and academic planning
Update changes in phone number, and home/school address, and make the appropriate changes on the AAR Student Services website. Document recommendations and suggestions covered in e-mails, phone conversations, or appointments
Check your e-mail and CalArts mailbox on a regular basis concerning updates and pertinent information Respond promptly to questions by e-mail, phone, or appointments
Accept responsibility for your own academic and personal growth Believe if an issue is important to you, it is important to us
Last edited by vroveto on Jan 14, 2016
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