Academic Advising

Advising at the College of Education and Human Services is shared between professional and faculty advisors. They are supported in this endeavor by academic department heads, dean's office personnel, educational counselors and other support offices throughout the university.

Students in the College of Education and Human Services are provided an advisor specific to their intended career area. The name of your advisor can be found on your electronic file in the Student Web Services program through "MyFSU" and at the top of MyDegree.

In order for academic advising to be an effective asset for students, both the faculty advisor and the student advisee have important obligations to fulfill.

Student Advisee Role

  1. Become knowledgeable about and adhere to institutional policies, procedures, and requirements as explained at the new student orientation and outlined in the student handbook and/or catalog.
  2. Be knowledgeable about current academic program requirements.
  3. Make an appointment with the advisor when required or when in need of assistance.
  4. Clarify personal values, abilities, interests, and goals and seek resources as needed.
  5. Prepare for the advising sessions and bring appropriate resources or materials.
  6. Follow through on actions identified during each advising session.
  7. Evaluate the advising system, when requested, to strengthen the advising process.
  8. Be proactive in the decision-making process and accept responsibility for all decisions.
  9. Request re-assignment to a different advisor if necessary

Professional or Faculty Advisor Role

  1. Become well acquainted with each advisee's academic and educational needs.
  2. Actively obtain/maintain current information on each assigned student.
  3. Provide students with current academic information about procedures, policies and requirements for Ferris degree programs.
  4. Assist students in developing course schedules and offer advice on student choices of general education courses and electives.
  5. Provide advisees with information concerning alternatives, limitations, and possible outcomes of academic choices.
  6. Direct students to available campus resources according to their individual needs and involve others when appropriate.
  7. Encourage students to review their academic progress regularly searching for possible conflicts or omissions.
  8. Assist students in an effort to expedite the evaluation of their transfer credits if necessary.