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Academic Advising Council

Vision, Mission, Values, Goals Statements

Academic Advising at Oregon State University

Approved by the Academic Advising Council on November 9, 2005 and
Faculty Senate Executive Committee on November 17, 2005.


Vision Statement

Oregon State University aspires to be recognized nationally for excellence in academic advising among land grant institutions.

Mission Statement

Oregon State University academic advising is a teaching and learning process dedicated to student success. Academic advising engages students in developing a plan to realize their educational, career and life goals.

Values Statement

The values associated with OSU advising are closely aligned with the stated values of the university.

Accountability: We are committed to providing timely, accurate, and intentional advising.

Diversity: We honor the unique nature and interests of each student. Advising services and delivery methods will be shaped to fit the diverse needs of our campus populations.

Respect: We seek to establish a reciprocal relationship with students based on an ethic of care and shared responsibility.

Social Responsibility: We foster a culture of independent thinking and global awareness so that students make informed, socially responsible choices consistent with their academic, career and life goals.

Integrity: We seek to engage students in a fair and professional process of meaningful self-reflection and authentic inquiry.

Goals Statement

OSU academic advising reflects the institutional goal of excellence in teaching and learning that is focused on student success. We will...

  1. Continually assist students in understanding the nature, purpose and potential of higher education.
  2. Ensure that students have access to knowledgeable and informed advisors who demonstrate care and respect.
  3. Mentor students as they explore and clarify their values and educational and life goals.
  4. Provide accurate information about educational opportunities, requirements, policies and procedures.
  5. Collaborate with students on the development and implementation of academic plans and educational experiences congruent with the student’s interests and abilities.
  6. Communicate regularly with students to monitor and evaluate their educational progress.
  7. Teach students to utilize university resources to maximize their unique educational and personal potential.
  8. Improve University-wide academic advising via an ongoing assessment program