Advising Mission

Academic Advising in Herbert takes a holistic and student centered approach by highlighting the importance of the advising relationship through and beyond graduation. In this approach, advising extends beyond class scheduling and registration and into undergraduate research opportunities, exploring career related goals, and seeking practical and internship experience. Advising as an extension of teaching is especially understood in Herbert because the teaching faculty serve as undergraduate advisors and foster a strong sense of student empowerment, and shared responsibility in the advising relationship. Advisors in Herbert are committed to preparing students to be self-directed critical thinkers and leaders in their professional fields who understand and value the importance of collaboration, initiative, persistence, and integrity.


Academic Advising System

Undergraduate Academic Advising in Herbert is built on a faculty advising model. Within that model, the director of advising working out the Dean’s Office directs all advising efforts. The Herbert College of Agriculture does not have an advising center because advising occurs within each academic department. Each academic department has a faculty member that serves as the Undergraduate Coordinator and works (along with the department head) closely with director of advising. Student’s change their major and are assigned an advisor within each individual academic department.

For more information on Learning Outcomes and Objectives please refer to the Academic Advising Syllabus.