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About Student Success Advising: Advising Standards

Advising Standards

Student Success Advising Mission:

Walden University Student Success Advising collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to foster an optimal student experience. We strive to educate and empower a diverse community of scholar-practitioners to achieve their educational goals and impact positive social change.

Student Success Advising Vision:

Our vision is to become the premier student services provided within the higher education field, where our central focus is the success of our students, who persist to meet their educational goals and facilitate social change.

Roles and Responsibilities:

As a committed Walden student I will:

Student Success Advisors will support me by:

Learn and understand University, college, and departmental policies, procedures, and requirements for graduation

Explain University, college, and departmental policies, procedures, and requirements.

Clarify my interests, skills, values, and goals with my advisor.

Encourage and guide students as they define and develop realistic goals.

Schedule, be on time for, and prepare for all advising appointments.

Be on time and prepared for all advising appointments.

Check Walden University email account daily and respond in a timely manner.

Strive to respond to emails and voicemails within one business day.

Seek assistance with my study habits.

Refer students to specialized University services and resources.

Understand and monitor my own academic progress towards degree completion.

Monitor and accurately document student's progress towards degree completion.

Be honest and respectful in interactions with my advisor.

Be honest and respectful in interactions with students and maintain confidentiality.

Take an active role in my Student Success Advising sessions and ask questions.

Help plan a course of study offering advice about course loads, prerequisites, and committee nominations.