University Academic
Advising Committee

West Chester University

Contact Info
Dr. Joanne Conlon, Chair

University Mission Statement for Academic Advising

The West Chester University community embraces the concept that effective academic advising is a collaborative teaching and learning process between the student and the faculty advisor. Effective advising should assist the student in achieving their academic, professional and personal goals. Faculty advisors will strive to provide accurate, timely and current information, thus establishing the framework around which students will construct their academic program of study.

Academic Advising Description/Definition

Academic advising is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students' understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning. (NACADA, 2004)

Academic advising is a collaborative process whose success or failure will be determined by the active involvement of both advisor and advisee.