Academic Advising provides a platform for the exchange of information aimed at assisting a student in achieving educational and career objectives. It is a collaborative effort between the student and their advisor.
Academic Advisors view elements of the MIH degree, discuss scholarly projects, walkthrough the Learning Management System navigation, and review all student policies.
- Make the first advising meeting upon acceptance to the Master’s Program.
- Prepare for your appointment in advance by bringing a list of questions, courses you are considering taking, and scholarly project topics you are interested in.
- Select a provisional graduation date.
- Take advantage of the Institute’s resources by asking for guidance and advice about opportunities that will enhance your educational experience.
- An advisor may provide assistance in helping a student learn how to make practical academic plans and decisions, how to discover a range of options available to the student, based on the student’s stated goals.
- Assist in development of academic/career plans consistent with student’s stated goals, interests, and abilities.
- Provide accurate information about policies, procedures, and requirements.
- Demonstrate how to navigate the Learning Management System, Student Resources page, and how to submit any necessary forms.
- Create positive working relationships with students, other advisors, staff, and faculty.
- When appropriate refer students to other institutional resources and services.
Expected Outcomes of Academic Advising
- You will know how and where to access accurate information about policies, procedures, and requirements.
- You will be encouraged to make decisions that support your goals, abilities, and aspirations.
- You will be expected to become familiar with advisors for your scholarly project.