Advisement at MU

What is Advisement?

Definition: careful deliberation or consideration; consultation.

Goals of Advisement

  • Provide you with opportunities in assessing interests and academic abilities
  • Encourage the fullest intellectual development
  • Foster an understanding of the value of a liberal arts education
  • Provide an environment in which students can learn about the full array of educational opportunities available to them

Functions of Advisement

  1. Understanding your curriculum (major and general education), university policies (undergraduate catalog), and advisement tools (degree audit and curriculum sheets).
  2. Academic planning for short-term (course selection and registration) and long-term (graduation plan).
  3. Evaluation of student academic progress; and assistance or referral for academic success. Awareness and development of academic success skill set.
  4. Development of long term educational, career, or personal life goals.