Our Mission and Goals
In keeping with the University's mission, the primary purpose of the Old Dominion University academic advising program is to empower students to explore, experience, and engage in educational activities that assist them in the development of meaningful educational and career plans to meet their full potential.
Academic Advisor Goals and Teaching Outcomes
GOAL 1. To assist students in developing suitable educational plans and programs of study that promote academic success.
GOAL 2. To help students explore and clarify individual academic and career goals.
GOAL 3. To teach students how to select appropriate courses and other educational opportunities that provide the experiences needed to develop their goals.
GOAL 4. To teach students to review and evaluate progress toward established educational goals and completion of requirements within individual programs of study using the degree evaluation system.
GOAL 5. To develop student awareness and understanding that decision-making in the advising process is based on student responsibility and to promote understanding of University values as articulated in the University's mission statement.
GOAL 6. To encourage students to use University support services and related resources as needed (Undergraduate Catalog, Career Management Center, Counseling Services, Educational Accessibility, Writing Center, etc.).
GOAL 7. To participate in advisor training sessions, keeping current on University policies and procedures.
Student Goals and Learning Outcomes in the Academic Advising Process
GOAL 1. To take full responsibility for learning about opportunities and resources that help formulate academic and career plans and to gather the information needed for the successful completion of all graduation requirements, including, but not limited to, course scheduling, program planning, and understanding the academic advising process.
GOAL 2. To define academic and career goals by exploring options through courses and other educational experiences.
GOAL 3. To be engaged in the course selection process and to actively seek and participate in other educational opportunities that help in the achievement of academic and career goals.
GOAL 4. To read and understand the University's policies and procedures in relation to meeting University, College, and Departmental graduation requirements.
GOAL 5. To be responsible for new information provided through on-line resources and to be prepared with accurate information and relevant materials when contacting the academic advisor.
GOAL 6. To consult with the academic advisor on a mutually agreed upon schedule to review course choices, discuss academic and career goals, and assess progress towards degree completion.