Academic advising is a form of robust one-on-one teaching and mentoring. Academic advisors are encouraged to get to know each advisee and to be available to support them in various ways.
Coordinator of Academic Advising and SupportMs. Jacquelynn Davis, MBA, has worked in higher education for 13.5 years, is a member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), and has various experience in student development/advisement. In this role her essential duties and responsibilities include:
- Collaborating with Academic Chairs responsible for the advisement and recovery of students to develop and implement best practice advising models
- Advisement and on-going communication and outreach (individual and group) with undeclared, undecided, changing major, and provisional admit students
- Assistance with transition to student’s declared major
- Coordination of the I.C.A.R.E. Recovery Program (including MANdatory Academic Planning (MAP), Faculty Referrals, Work4Success Skillshops, etc.)
- Serving as a resource for the College regarding issues of academic advising (schedule planning, advisor recruitment and training, etc.)
- Supporting faculty and staff in their role as academic advisors through information, training sessions, seminars and workshops, and materials
- Working collaboratively with enrollment, financial aid, student account services, records, IT, and the Academic Resource Center to identify and resolve issues associated with academic advising, including placement exams
- Working with IT and academic departments to ensure effective, accurate and efficient online advising and registration, policy changes/updates, student concerns, etc.
- Collaborating with faculty advisors and with the staff of the Academic Resource Center to ensure student needs are being communicated and met, especially those who are referred with academic probation and separation concerns
- Serving on the NSO Committee to help coordinate planning for new and transfer students over the summer preceding their arrival, through NSO, and in support of ongoing advising support throughout students’ enrollment at Morehouse College
- Serving on the Academic Standing Committee with the Assistant Provost for Student Success
- Providing general advising services when needed.
Your Faculty AdvisorA Faculty Advisor will be assigned to each student who has declared a major or minor through the appropriate department(s). Students who have difficulty identifying, reaching, or communicating with their Faculty Advisor(s) should contact their Department Chair(s).
Your RoleStudents are likewise encouraged to play an active part in the advising relationship and seek their advisor’s help to:
- Develop a 4 Year Study Plan
- Declare and/or change a major or minor
- Understand the contents in the Course Bulletin
- Select courses for the upcoming term
- Change course registration prior to Drop/Add
- Improve academic skills
- Monitor their academic progress
- Explore post graduate and/or career plans
- Find campus and community resources for problems that affect academic performance (this may include social or personal problems)