Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
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The mission of academic advising and the advisors who administrate the advising process follows the general mission of the University and the founding Brothers of Christian Instruction. The advising process serves in multiple areas of students’ academic life by serving all students, especially the underserved. Advisors act as both repositories of university information and conduits for student success in classes taken and goals developed while at Walsh University and preparation for life beyond college.
The purpose of academic advising at Walsh University is threefold: to assist the student in the development of their academic program; to explain and develop the students’ rights and options in the advising process; and to point out to the student their responsibilities as advisees.
Academic advisors are assigned at the start of the freshman year to all freshmen, to any student transferring into Walsh University, and to any student declaring a major or changing a major. The advisor is the guide through the Walsh experience. This association is one of the most important the student will have especially early in their academic career and in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. The advisor will answer questions and present options to the student that may impact their success as a Walsh student. Advisors do not tell students what to do but rather, assist them in making thoughtful, reasoned decisions, explaining the benefits and consequences of potential decisions or directions students wish to pursue. It is to the students’ advantage to develop a good working relationship with their advisor as soon as possible. Most advisors are faculty members with regular office hours posted on their office doors.
One of the most important academic tools is this Catalog. It is the responsibility of each student to become familiar with the Catalog to ensure fulfillment of all requirements for graduation.
The Dean of Academic Services is responsible for overseeing academic advising.
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