Academic advising is an active, ongoing exchange between the advisers and students, grounded in teaching and learning. Advising is based on students gaining accurate and appropriate information and direction to help make their educational experience relevant, coherent, and meaningful. It is a process that assists students in connecting with the University of Arkansas, making thoughtful decisions related to their academic experiences, and maximizing their educational and career opportunities. Quality academic advising is essential to achieving the University’s vision.
University of Arkansas Statement on Academic Advising
Academic advising can be one of the most important resources in your educational experience. Your advisor can help you explore programs of studies, understand academic policies and procedures, and select appropriate classes. Basically, your advisor can help you navigate through your college experience.
Take advantage of academic advising by visiting with your advisor regularly each semester. For more information on the advising process in your college, contact your Dean’s office or visit the Academic Advising Council web site at aac.uark.edu.