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Advising Syllabus

Mission Statement

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Student Success and Enrollment Management (SSEM) provides intentional, proactive, innovative outreach and support services to prospective and enrolled students.

Definition and Learning Outcomes

Advising is a partnership between you and your advisor that maximizes your potential to:

  1. Clarify your life goals and career goals
  2. Develop an education plan and completion date
  3. Identify appropriate resources and services that support your educational goals
  4. Understand policies, procedures, and expectations important to your college experience and success

Approach

Your Role

  • Recognize your strengths/values/interests and develop achievable goals consistent with these
  • Work with your advisor to develop an educational plan and a career plan
  • Follow through on advising recommendations in a timely manner
  • Be accessible via phone, COA email and by appointment
  • Understand the requirements of your program of study
  • Build relationships with faculty and staff to reach your educational and career goals
  • Be proactive and seek out appropriate resources and services
  • Navigate technology systems: myCourses, My Service site, Aviso and Career Coach™

Your Advisor’s Role

  • Help you understand the value and purpose of higher education
  • Create opportunities for you to communicate your goals
  • Empower you to advocate for yourself
  • Support you in creating your educational plan and career plan
  • Provide an environment where you feel comfortable and receptive to the information shared with you
  • Connect you with resources and services that assist you with social/personal, academic and career needs

Seek out advising by contacting your advisor (newly enrolled students are assigned SSEM advisor).

Note: Walk-ins and appointments vary throughout the year. Send questions by email to advising@albemarle.edu. You can also look up your assigned advisor/advising office in mycourses, My Service and Aviso.

Elizabeth City Campus

Contact Phone
Eushekia Hewitt, Director, Advising and Student Success 252-335-0821 ext. 2256
Cherrie Boyce, Academic Advisor, International Students and Childcare 252-335-0821 ext. 2281
Susan Daveiro, Academic Advisor 252-335-0821 ext. 2452
Brenda Gregory, Academic Advisor 252-335-0821 ext. 2217
Rita Jennings, Academic Advisor 252-335-0821 ext. 2364
Pauline Younger, Coordinator, Special Populations and Student Conduct 252-335-0821 ext. 2277
John Benton, Military Liaison, Veteran’s Benefits 252-335-0821 ext. 2258
Financial Aid and Scholarships 252-335-0821 ext. 2355
Robin Robertson, Academic Support and Tutoring 252-335-0821 ext. 2244

Edenton-Chowan Campus

Contact Phone
Shirley Blount, Academic and Financial Aid Advisor 252-482-7900 ext. 6011

Dare County Campus

Contact Phone
Katie Cross, Coordinator, International Student Services and Academic Advisor 252-473-2264 ext. 7011
Tracy Wooten, Admissions, Academic and Financial Aid Advisor 252-473-2264 ext. 7021

Student Planning Checklist

Before the first day of the first semester at COA ☐ Meet with an advisor to discuss plan/goals for classes (new students assigned SSEM advisor)
☐ Advisor’s name: _________________________________
☐ Register for classes with an advisor and get printout of schedule
☐ Register and pay for classes before deadline
☐ Attend New Student Orientation
☐ Review COA course catalog and student code of conduct, academic policies and confidentiality (FERPA)
Note: Review attached important dates/deadlines sheet
Ongoing ☐ Review important dates/deadlines sheet (registration priority, payment, withdrawals, etc.)
☐ Use My Service to schedule classes, track academic progress, and develop/revise your timeline, educational plan, and track financial aid
☐ Understand advising next step
☐ Be accessible via phone, COA email and by appointment with advisor (continue to check emails)
☐ Connect with campus resources for support (tutoring, disability services, internships) as needed
☐ Consider educational and career goals; Set up a Career Coach profile
☐ Review program of study requirements, including general education and program specific courses
1st semester ☐ Take ACA 111 or ACA 122
☐ Learn about campus activities and student organizations
☐ Schedule and attend a mandatory advising appointment to discuss plan/goals during priority advising times (September and February) for classes: _________________________________
☐ Advisor’s name: _________________________________
☐ Review your program of study curriculum guide prior to meeting advisor
☐ Program of study/major: _________________________________
☐ Prepare questions for meeting with assigned advisor
☐ Develop/revise your academic plan utilizing My Service timeline
☐ If transferring to a four-year college, develop a transfer plan and attend the transfer fair
☐ Explore possible career outcomes of educational goals using Career Coach and other resources consider commitments that may impact your course schedule and study plan
☐ Know your priority registration date: _________________________________
☐ Check academic calendar (important dates/deadlines) for registration and semester start dates
☐ You must submit official transcripts by the end of first semester
2nd semester ☐ Schedule and attend a mandatory advising appointment with advisor
☐ Be able to communicate educational and career goals
☐ Know your priority registration date: _________________________________
☐ Consider completion timeline for educational goals
☐ Review ongoing commitments that may impact subsequent course schedule and study plan
After completing 30 hours ☐ Consider completion timeline for educational goals
☐ Use My Service to schedule classes, track academic progress and check financial aid status
☐ Meet with an advisor as needed
☐ Update your resume in Career Coach prepare for interviews and attend career/transfer fairs
☐ Explore Work-Based Learning, internships or Study Abroad opportunities
Prior to final semester ☐ Meet with academic advisor or faculty advisor to review program evaluation and graduation requirements for program of study before graduation
☐ Finalize career/transfer plans
☐ Apply for graduation

A faculty advisor will be assigned to you after completing 12 college course credit hours.

Faculty Department Chairs

Contact Phone
Laura Morrison, English and Communications 252-335-0821 ext. 2295
Rhonda Watts, Math and Science 252-335-0821 ext. 2209
Katerina Brooks, Humanities and Fine Arts and Foreign Languages 252-335-0821 ext. 2205
Brian Edwards, Social Sciences 252-335-0821 ext. 2206

Career and Technical Education Programs

Contact Phone
Michelle Waters: Dean, Business, Industry and Applied Technologies 252-335-0821 ext. 2206
Campus Administrator, Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center 252-335-0821 ext. 2407
Christopher Robertson, Director, Health Sciences and Wellness, Admissions/Advisement 252-335-0821 ext. 2304
Robin Zinsmeister, Dean, Workforce Development, Public Services and Career Readiness, Campus Administrator, Edenton-Chowan Campus 252-335-0821 ext. 2362