Committee Recommendation on Advising
in Response to the Task Force on
The NBFC recommends that the University establish a centralized
advising policy, which can be
formulated as follows: standardized advising policies with
locations, overseen by the Vice President for Undergraduate Education.
The category of
student advising encompasses academic issues, which are best dealt with
faculty, and non-academic issues (financial aid, personal counseling,
disabilities, etc.), which should be handled at the dean's level.
academic advising for new students is probably better served by using
professional advising staff. Student advising works best when students
of a small group and have an opportunity to make personal contact
advisor. A commitment for a centralized advising office
branch offices on each campus will be required to achieve this goal.
should be available to students who are contemplating entering the