Academic Advising is an ongoing educational process that connects the student to the University and supports the University's mission of preparing students to live wisely and for learning beyond the confines of the academy. Faculty and professional academic advisors represent and interpret University policies and procedures for the student and help the student navigate the academic and organizational pathways of the University.
The University of Southern Indiana recognizes academic advising as a dynamic and interactive process by with the students are able to define and implement sound educational strategies that are consistent with their personal values and career goals.
The University is committed to providing students with accurate and timely academic advising, delivered through its academic colleges and departments, as well as through additional departments devoted to specific student populations such as undecided, international, and non-traditional students.
Because the University identifies academic advising as a crucial element in its students' educational development and academic success, excellence in advising is considered a significant component in the professional recognition of faculty and advising-dedicated professionals.
Academic Advising at the University of Southern Indiana is:
"Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience."
- Richard Light Making the Most of College