The Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising at Fontbonne University is dedicated to assisting students in identifying and achieving their educational goals, while creating collaborative relationships with other institutional departments, faculty and staff. The advising process is an on-going and developing one, whereby both the advisor and advisee share responsibilities. Academic advising is rooted firmly in education, reaching out developmentally to engage students in self-directed learning, creating academic plans and strategies, discussing personal goals and referring individuals to the appropriate campus resources. Students demonstrate a commitment to their education and are expected to achieve high personal and academic standards.
The advisor’s role is rooted firmly in education, providing the necessary information regarding policies, degree programs, courses, schedules and registration. Advisors must reach out developmentally as well by engaging students in self-directed learning, creating academic plans and strategies, discussing personal goals and referring individuals to the appropriate campus resources.
With the support and guidance of their academic advisor, advisees are expected to learn and practice the habits of successful students. This includes maintaining regular contact with all of their academic stakeholders, taking responsibility for consulting the University Catalog, making final decisions about choices regarding their academic careers, preparing in advance for relevant meetings, gathering all pertinent information, following through on referrals, asking questions and striving to be an ethical and contributing member of society through critical thought and action.
The Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising serves as a resource for all Fontbonne undergraduate students by providing clarity to the University’s academic policies and procedures. The office is responsible for ensuring that each student is assigned an appropriate academic advisor in his or her field of study. Professional staff housed in this office directly advise undecided and the College of Arts & Sciences students that have not yet transitioned to department advising.
The Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising can assist you by: