ADVISING AND RETENTION
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College empowers students to think, create, and make meaning through intentional connections, innovative academic pursuits, and a vibrant community. The purpose of advising at SKCTC is to improve student academic success through a shared advising process between student and advisor. Advising sessions will be used not only to develop a clear path toward a credential but also to teach students that they must take ownership of their academic success.
ADVISING GOALS FOR ADVISEES
- Develop an intentional collaborative relationship with your advisor.
- Understand the structure and purpose of Southeast’s curriculum.
- Create a narrative that connects your classes, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming.
- Identify and explain your personal and professional short and long-term goals.
- Use institutional resources to meet your goals.
|Student Responsibilities||Advisor Responsibilities|
|Develop a strong working relationship with your advisor and make appointments when requested and necessary.||Develop a strong working relationship with your advisee and be available for appointments as needed.|
|Be respectful and inclusive in your communications and interactions with your advisor.||Be respectful and inclusive in your communications and interactions with your advisee.|
|Prepare for and be active in your advising meetings and ask questions when you have them.||Inform your student about your advising style and expectations.|
|Reflect on your personal interest, skills, and goals and share them with your advisor.||Assist students in exploring and defining their interest, skills, and goals.|
|Learn and understand the Catalog and SKCTC’s policies, procedures, deadlines, and requirements.||Remain current with the Catalog and SKCTC’s policies, procedures, deadlines, and requirements.|
|Use the technological resources (Blackboard, etc.) available to help you make informed decisions toward and plan your degree requirements.||Maintain confidentiality regarding student information while following FERPA guidelines at all times.|
|Seek out additional faculty and staff who can assist you with your academic and career planning when needed.||Inform students of and provide appropriate referrals to campus resources that enhance their academic and/or personal experience at SKCTC.|
|Follow through on plans-of-action identified during advising meetings.||Discuss plans-of-action.|
|Take responsibility for completing your academic plan.||Help students to make decisions and take ownership of their choices.|
Links to Advising Resources:
- Advising Center
- Apply for Your Credential / Graduation
- Blackboard Support Center
- Career Development
- Catalog and Programs
- Class Schedule
- Disability Services
- Monitoring Your Progress Toward a Degree
- Student Self-Service Video Tutorials
- User Account Center
Go KCTCS! Student Services Center [24/7/365 Support]
- My Service Center
- Activate Your Account
- Admissions Tracker
- Request a Call
- Live Chat / Guided Help
- Financial Aid Tracker
- Password Help
- Student Tutorials (Videos)
- Student Accounts Tracker
I have read the Academic Advising Syllabus and understand my responsibilities and expectations as outlined in this document. I agree to refer to this advising syllabus every semester and contact my advisor for advising appointments.
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