Fort Lewis College believes deeply in the importance of academic advising. Upon entering the College, every degree-seeking student is assigned to a faculty advisor and a professional advisor. These advisors are available to:
- answer questions about classes & programs;
- review past, current, & proposed course work;
- guide educational & career planning;
- and help with academically related problems.
All degree-seeking students must meet with their academic advisors at least once a term to review their progress towards graduation and to plan course selection for the next term.
Our assistance includes:
- development of suitable educational plans;
- clarification of career and life goals;
- selection of appropriate courses and other educational experiences;
- interpretation of institutional requirements;
- enhancement of student awareness about educational resources available (e.g., internships, study abroad, honors, and learning assistance programs);
- evaluation of student progress toward established goals;
- development of decision making skills;
- reinforcement of student self direction;
- referral to and use of institutional and community support services
- collection and distribution of data regarding student needs, preferences, and performance for use in making institutional decisions and policy.
The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about educational plans and life goals rests with the individual student. Academic advisors assist by helping to identify and assess alternatives and the consequences of decisions.
We subscribe to the National Academic Advising Association's core values of academic advising.