Senior Academic Advisor
January 2014 — Present
• Serve as a key resource in all areas of student advising and counseling.
• Advise students and render decisions which may result in exceptions to established academic regulations.
• Interpret written academic regulations and policies, provide assessment and evaluation of student's academic progress, make decisions on the application of coursework from other institutions, and act on student requests for leave of absence or withdrawals.
• Serve as a staff resource for development and implementation of specialized academic enhancement and enrichment, career development and academic advising oriented programs, such as transition and retention of new students in order to enhance the undergraduate and graduate academic University experience.
• Counsel students who are experiencing academic difficulty, discuss options and alternatives, write academic contracts, offer guidance regarding degree requirements, program and curriculum planning, post baccalaureate, graduate and career options.
• Evaluate and act on academic records.
• Certify degree/graduation checks.
• Serve as primary resource to develop, implement and coordinate programs and activities designed to address the academic and related transition and retention needs of transfer, freshman, first-generation, and other student populations to meet the needs of the College and University.