To help students to:
Understand graduation requirements, college
policies, and procedures.
Choose a major, develop an academic plan, and
graduate in a timely manner.
Understand the services and resources available
at the college.
Deal with difficulties transitioning to college.
The college has traditionally relied on academic advisors
and counselors to provide academic advisement to first-year students. The college was aware that no one strategy is
sufficient to meet student advisement needs, thus the search for a virtual
approach was sought. Another challenge
was indentifying a good virtual system that could be tailored to meet our needs
at a reasonable cost (under 20k).
In addition to the
continuing students responses collected by the Academic Advisement and Counseling Centers, the college and the
university system (CUNY) also administers surveys on a regular basis to gather
student experiences with services on campus. The Office of Institutional
Research & Assessment helps design the instruments and provides necessary
analysis and reporting to interested groups.