Membership. Four faculty members (preferably one elected by each of the four curriculum divisions, serving 3-year terms. Two of the faculty members must be tenured, and junior faculty are not eligible to serve as chair); ex officio: the Dean of Students for Student Success (voting); the Director of New Student Programs (non-voting); the Registrar (non-voting); Director of Academic and Learning Resources to the committee (voting); an additional faculty member who has just completed his/her first year of advising first-year students will be invited by the committee to serve one year on the committee (non-voting). Student feedback from Rhodes Student Government will be invited in specific instances.
- Oversee the academic advising program and work to promote an effective advising system
- Develop and oversee programs and workshops for the ongoing development of advisers and advisees, including:
- Registration workshops
- New advisor development
- Continuing advisor development
- Work to ensure that students are educated on appropriate advising expectations and their role and responsibility in the adviser-advisee relationship
- Serve as the resource on academic advising for all members of the community
- Revise and circulate annually the Advising Handbooks for Faculty and Students
- Develop and recommend guidelines for academic advisers
- Provide faculty interface with appropriate student services groups
- Provide guidance concerning the academic components in Open Rhodes and Welcome Week
- Review faculty petitions for variance from regular first-year advising
Expected Involvement. Meetings are held at the call of the Chair.