Undergrauate Education and Academic Student services Purpose Statement

To support and advance student learning, success, and thriving through transformative educational experiences

First-year advising Purpose Statement

To support first-year students in their transition to college by providing excellent developmental advising and teaching that focuses on the student experience holistically, which ultimately leads to deeper student engagement and thriving.

First-Year Advising Values

  • Excellence 
  • Advancing Social Justice
  • Equity 
  • Community 
  • Thriving

WE STRIVE TO ACHIEVE OUR PURPOSE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING

1 to 1 Holistic 1:1 Academic Advising

Engagement Focus on student learning and engagement

Teaching AUx Through our role as instructors in the AUx Program we have the opportunity to support student development in AUx1 and AUx2.

Holistic 1:1 Academic Advising

Throughout a student's first year we provide consistency and support as they navigate AU and their academic path. With our students we place an emphasis on advising and coaching the whole student. We go beyond academics and incorporate their social, cultural, psychological and academic adjustment to college in our meetings. We provide the highest level of student service possible, but also recognize the importance of student responsibility. We provide students with all of their options and then support them in making and taking ownership of their decisions and education.

Focus on student learning and engagement

Both inside and outside of the classroom, we want students to be learning and engaging with the campus community. We place emphasis on engagement, knowing that it leads to students thriving.  

Teaching

Through our role as instructors in the AUx Program we have the opportunity to support student development in AUx1 and AUx2. In AUx1 we see the students each week in class, which allows us to get to know our students on a deeper and more consistent basis to provide effective support and interventions. In AUx2, we provide a solid foundation in understanding systems of power, privilege, and inequality while engaging in dialogue across difference. Together, the two semesters provide students with the necessary skills and support as they become a part of an engaged community of learners.