West Chester University
Dr. Joanne Conlon, Chair
Mandate: the CBA agreed upon by APSCUF and PASSHE indicates that:
University Academic Advising Committee Responsibilities
1. Promote a mission, vision, and values statement for academic advising at West
Chester University seeking input from various campus constituencies and
developing ways to build support for effective advising across the University.
2. Develop, coordinate, and implement data collection tools for academic advising
that would include an assessment of: effectiveness of infrastructures and delivery
systems at the College/Department level; student needs, expectations, and
satifaction with services; advising processes for first-year students (during
summer/August and into the first-year) and Advisor effectiveness.
3. To close the loop of collecting data and actually using the results, the Committee
will review academic advising assessment information on an ongoing basis to
make recommendations to senior-level administrators (e.g. Provost, Associate
Provost, College Deans, President) and appropriate campus groups (e.g. Retention
Committee, CAPC, APSCUF, F aculty Senate) on best practices and strategies to
improve academic advising.
4. Provide professional development opportunities for faculty on academic advising
with an emphasis on best practices.
Goals for 2011-2012
1. In consultation with the Office of Institutional Research, conduct data collection of
student needs, expectations, and satisfaction of advising, in addition to examining if
students have preference of advising processes and how these services are provided.
2. Review the Advisor Effectiveness Survey pilot program for this year and develop
ideas/strategies that might be communicated to APSCUF for consideration in making
this an ongoing activity.
3. Continue to offer faculty professional development opportunities through workshops,
distribution of resources, and working directly with Departmental Academic Advising
Liaisons who have been appointed as a linkage to the Committee.
4. Develop and implement a student led Advisor Recognition program.