College of Education Advisement Philosophy

Academic Advising is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning (NACADA, 2004).

At Armstrong, academic advising provides students with the opportunity to build a relationship with their advisor for the purpose of gaining assistance planning their educational career, developing the skills needed for academic success, and learning how to access the variety of resources and services available to them on the Armstrong campus.

Academic advising is a collaborative educational process. The advisor/student collaboration requires participation and involvement of both the advisor and the student. Both the student and the advisor have clear responsibilities for ensuring the advising collaboration is successful.

Through the academic advising experience in the Armstrong College of Education:

 Academic advisors provide academic assistance to promote each student's success.  The advisor's role is to help the student evaluate and realize educational and career options. This requires the advisor to:

 The College of Education evaluates the advisement process with an annual comprehensive electronic survey, and once a semester pre-candidate/candidate questionnaires.  


Printable Academic Advising Philosophy [PDF, 64 KB]


Allison Scott
Advisor and Coordinator of Recruitment, Retention and Student Success: Pre-Education Programs