(approved by Faculty Senate 4/17/07)
At VHCC, we are committed to providing our students with an advising experience that will strengthen the relationship between the student and the VHCC community. Effective advising will enable students to achieve their educational and career goals. To assist students in meeting their goals, VHCC counselors and academic advisors have adopted the developmental model of advising. This model of advising seeks to integrate the student’s personal needs, academic requirements, and career goals.
Goal: VHCC counselors and academic advisors want to empower students so they can understand and take control of their education and career goals. We will encourage our students to become involved with campus life to enhance their collegiate experience.
To achieve this goal, counselors and advisors will:
Provide a mentoring role in the advisee’s transition from college entry to the declaration of a chosen academic program to gradation
Guide the student in choosing classes that will meet the academic requirements of his/her degree
Provide accurate and timely information tailored to the needs of the individual student’s academic and career goals
Teach the student the most effective way of reading the college catalog
Provide information about all academic deadlines
Advise students on the importance of placement testing and encourage them to prepare for these tests prior to taking them