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EXPECTED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Through the academic advising experience you will:

Arts Advice Centre

Demonstrate the ability to make effective decisions concerning degree and career goals. Develop an educational plan for successfully achieving your goals and select courses each semester to progress toward those goals.

Connecting You to Your Future

Understand the value of the general breadth requirements. Utilize the resources and services on campus to help you achieve your academic, personal, and career goals.

2011 BA Grads: Louis Abraham and Sidrah Ahmad (convocation speaker)

Make use of referrals to campus resources as needed.

CONTACT INFORMATION: B249 Abbotsford Campus. 33844 King Road Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8

Develop an educational plan through to graduation. Utilize a degree audit in your educational planning.

DEMONSTRATING YOUR ACHIEVEMENT OF LEARNING OUTCOMES Working with an advisor, you will document your educational planning progress. This can be done using an on-going paper record or by creating an electronic portfolio. You will include your: Education plan Semester schedules Collaborative work based on referrals, recommendations, or research

Supporting documents (i.e. transcripts, letters of reference, former course outlines) Compiling this information into a portfolio will better prepare you for your next academic, career, and personal goals.

Arts Advice Hours: Mon, Wed - Fri 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tues 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Contact us in Abbotsford to request an appointment at the Chilliwack campus. Book an appointment online: E-Mail: Phone: 604-557-4028 or Toll Free: 1-888-504-7441 x 4028 Fax: 604-855-7558




We are College of Arts program specialists and educators working to enhance student learning.

You can expect your Advisor to:

You are expected to:

The Arts Advice Centre supports educational planning for Faculty of Arts students. Advisors help students plan their educational career, learn academic success skills, and how to use available resources and services.

What is Academic Advising? Academic advising facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning. (NACADA, 2004)

Maintain confidentiality. Be available to meet with you by appointment at the Arts Advice Centre Be available via telephone or email to answer your questions Have a thorough understanding of the curriculum, graduation requirements, and university policies and procedures, and communicate this information to you effectively.

Come prepared to each appointment with questions or material for discussion. Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising experience. Ask questions if you do not understand an issue or have a specific concern.

Provide you with information about and strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campus.

Keep a personal record of your progress toward meeting your goals.

Encourage and support you as you gain the skills to develop clear and attainable educational plans.

Organize official documents in a way that enables you to access them when needed.

Encourage and guide you in defining and developing realistic goals.

Complete all assignments or recommendations from your advisor.

Assist you in understanding the purposes and goals of higher education and its effects on your life and personal goals. Monitor and accurately document your progress toward meeting your goals.

Help you make effective decisions and take responsibility for your educational plans and achievements. Source: Charlie L. Nutt, NACADA Executive Director

Schedule regular appointments or make regular contacts with advisors.

Assist you in working closely with your instructors.

Gather all relevant decision-making information. Clarify personal values and goals and provide your advisor with accurate information regarding your interests and abilities.

Become knowledgeable about university programs, policies, and procedures. Accept responsibility for your decisions.

UFV Arts Advising Syllabus - Sept 2011  

Arts Advising Syllabus at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) - Sept. 2011

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