Mission, Vision & Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Academic Advisement is to provide an integrated and effective academic advising program as well as resources and tools for students, faculty and staff. This advising program provides students with opportunities in assessing their interests and academic abilities, encouraging the fullest intellectual development of all students, fostering an understanding of the value of a liberal arts education and providing an environment in which students can learn about the full array of educational opportunities available to them. Advisers assist students in taking responsibility for learning how to set academic, career, and personal goals, and the strategies for achieving them and to graduate in a timely manner. Integral to our mission is providing faculty advisors with the advisement-related training to assist their advisees to achieve these goals. The program relies on the latest technologies to support learning endeavors and will have a strong commitment to addressing the diverse needs of the individual student. Ultimately academic advising is a relationship between student and adviser, between student and institution, and between adviser and institution.

Vision Statement

The Office of Academic Advisement serves as a university leader, model and catalyst for the delivery of excellent academic advising services across Millersville University.

Goals

Goals for academic advising include:

  • development of suitable educational plans
  • clarification of career and life goals
  • providing a personal contact that students need thereby connecting them to the institution
  • selection of appropriate courses and other educational experiences
  • interpretation of degree requirements and academic progression
  • enhancement of student awareness about educational resources available (e.g., interships, study abroad, honors, and learning assistance programs)
  • evaluation of student progress toward established goals
  • development of decision making skills
  • reinforcement of student self direction
  • referral to and use of institutional and community support services
  • collection and distribution of data regarding student needs, preferences, and performance for use in making institutional decisions and policy
  • utilization of a variety of supplemental technology systems such as online computer programs to deliver advising information