As the Univeristy Advising Center enters its sixth year, much has been done to standardize academic advising efforts across campus. The UAC's 2021 Impact Report, Excellence and Equity in Academic Advising, seeks to highlight the work of all academic advisors and the impact they have on every student, every semester.
Undergraduate students are surveyed every other year to gage student learning outcomes and satisfaction with academic advising services. View results from the Undergraduate Student Advising Survey [pdf]
Academic Coaches meet one-on-one with academically at-risk students to create an academic plan, set goals, and share resources. Each Coaching session is tailored to the students’ needs and focuses on general academic advising, academic planning/success strategies, strengths identification, engagement planning/campus involvement, and navigating campus resources ultimately resulting in skill development, performance improvement, and increased persistence.
Exploratory Advisors meet individually with undergraduate students to explore new major options, evaluate course credit for major change, build a course schedule, and prepare for departmental advisement.
First-Year Advisors (FYAs) are assigned a caseload of approximately 300 undergraduate students within a certain major or set of majors. First-Year Advisors discuss transition to college, build a course schedule, map curricular requirements, track advisee’s progress towards degree; and evaluate transfer, AP, and/or IB credit. FYA’s also conduct multiple levels of outreach and intervention.
Undergraduate Studies is a non-degree granting major program that provides students in a state of academic exploration or transition with individualized, holistic academic advising. Students may spend up to two semesters in the Undergraduate Studies program while working towards a transition into a degree-granting major program at UofSC.Academic Coaching: