The Academic Advising Center is dedicated to the academic success of its students. AAC advisors empower students to take an active role in their own education by guiding them to a deeper understanding of the liberal arts curriculum. The AAC provides academic advising, educational planning, course selection, retention initiatives, and registration to all currently undeclared students. Academic advising is a planning and teaching process in which advisors and students collaborate to define, develop, and reach academic and educational goals that are consistent with the student's personal interests. Students meet with the AAC advisors to discuss their educational plans and progress, and identify the academic requirements to achieve their career goals. Students visit the AAC to fill out a Major Declaration form upon which they're assigned a faculty advisor by the appopriate department chair. Students are ultimately responsible for reviewing and understanding the requirements of the degree program in which they are declared. The AAC provides consistently accurate information, in-depth and holistic advising support, and appropriate referrals to all other university resources.
The Director of the AAC supervises all activities of the center and follows up on undeclared student cases with faculty advisors, department chairs, and deans of colleges. The Director reports to the Dean of Academic Support Services.