The College of Arts and Science Academic Advising Office upholds a student-centered approach in which advisors assist students by providing accurate information as well as available tools to guide them through the construction of a framework for a successful college experience. We view academic advising as a shared action between student and advisor that fosters accountability and independent decision-making. Advisors will connect students with other campus departments and offices to assist them in navigating resources with the goal of teaching self-advocacy.
Our philosophy of advising is grounded in the following tenets:
- Engagement - As life-long learners, advisors will introduce students to campus resources, facilitating connections to the full range of available services and activities at Miami.
- Education - By using teachable moments during the advising appointment, advisors will help students develop into educated decision-makers and autonomous explorers of the academic and personal development opportunities available to them.
- Encouragement - In a relationship based on honesty, integrity, and compassion, advisors will support, inspire, and challenge students to form their own beliefs and experiences as active participants in their education and development.
- Empowerment - Through the academic advising process, students will learn to make intentional choices, allowing them to take ownership of their academic, professional, and personal lives.