Understanding the theory behind the advising framework used at the College will help you transition into an effective advisor. As you become an effective advisor, your involvement in the Advising Committee and NACADA will also help in your advising role.
The process of providing information and guidance to students, through the advising relationship, which listens, explores options, encourages, teaches and then promotes the development of responsibility, clarification of values and decision-making skills needed to create and meet individual educational, career, and personal goals.
Advisors are the “cornerstone” to educational planning success. We assist individuals by teaching valuable skills and providing opportunities for personal growth. Typically, students who use advising services meet their college accomplishments on time and take control of their life-long planning and goals.
The mission of the College of Southern Idaho Advising Committee is to serve as a liaison between the CSI faculty and administration on matters concerning the proper advising of students. To that end, it seeks to recommend policies and procedures to administration aimed toward creating an effective advising scheme that will benefit full and part-time students both on and off campus.
The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications. NACADA also serves as an advocate for effective academic advising by providing a Consultants Bureau, an Awards Program, and funding for Research related to academic advising.