Syllabus and Components
"National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Concept of Academic Advising" defines advising as an instructional process, not a service activity
Major Student Learning Outcomes linked to student Learning Outcomes
- Students will become members of their higher education community.
- Students will think critically about their roles and responsibilities as students.
- Students will prepare to be educated citizens of a democratic society and a global community.
The Syllabus should
- Be relevant to the campus and unit (department for which it is developed)
- Meet the campus guidelines for all academic syllabi
- Clearly define academic advising and articulate the advising curriculum
- Include all contact information for the advisor and/or advising unit
- Delineate the responsibilities and expectations for the advisor and the variety of learning experiences advisees can use to master the curriculum
- Clearly articulate the responsibilities and expectations of the advisees
- Include the expected learning outcomes for the advising experience; what students are expected to KNOW, be able to DO, and VALUE or APPRECIATE as a result of the academic advising experience
- Include the material, resources, tools, and the other services students need to get the most out of the advising experiences
- Department or Faculty's name
- Office Location & Hours
- Phone & email address
- Website address
Undergraduate Student Support Services (USSSS), University Academic Advising Committee (UAAC), and or Liberal Studies (Professional Studies Track)
George Mason University Management Department