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Academic advising

Academic Advising

Advising in the Department of Health Sciences at Illinois State University is a partnership. Through advising, you will plan, obtain, and evaluate your education while navigating the university's resources. Your advisor will assist you, guide you, and advocate for you during this process.

If you'd like a brief overview of the five different major programs in Health Sciences department, please refer to the following grid:

Your Advisor's Responsibilities

Your advisor is responsible for the following:

  • Designing and delivering advising activities which will benefit you personally
  • Serving as a guide while you learn to navigate the expectations and requirements for a Bachelor's degree
  • Acting as your advocate to access resources on campus
  • Encouraging you to develop to your full potential as a young professional.

Your Responsibilities

You are responsible for the following:

  • Managing your own learning
  • Setting and assessing educational goals
  • Actively taking part in advising activities and utilizing the guidance your advisor provides.

You should also become a competent learner. This will be apparent by your ability to:

  • Create an appropriate plan of study including major requirements, general education, and graduation requirements
  • Use the Progress Toward Degree Summary and Degree Audit to make decisions regarding your plan of study
  • Demonstrate, through action and discussion, an understanding of pertinent university policies (withdrawal, repeat, transfer, appeals, etc.)
  • Demonstrate, through consistent utilization, familiarity with a broad array of campus resources, both in Academic Affairs and in Student Affairs
  • Demonstrate, through behavior and speech, personal values that are consistent with the broadly educated, intentional learner (appreciation of learning, professionalism, civic engagement, and an appreciation for diversity).

Yearly Advising

Selecting a class below will take you to a page that is devoted specifically to that year's activities.

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