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Advising Mission Statement


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Advising Mission Statement 

Academic advising at Shippensburg University is a joint endeavor that complements the educational goals of the university by working with and empowering students to obtain appropriate academic information, to develop educational and career goals, to learn the skills needed for academic success, and to access the variety of resources and services available to them.

The advising mission statement emphasizes three essentials of quality advising:

  • Advising is a partnership in which the student and the advisor have responsibilities.
  • Advising is a process to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their life goals.
  • Advising is at the heart of the teaching-learning interaction in which the primary goal is to empower the student to take responsibility for his or her decisions and actions.

The information on this website provides faculty advisors at SHIP resources needed to be effective advisors and information that supports their advising function. Your feedback on how the Advising Development Program can be improved is welcomed. Send your comments and suggestions to .




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Advising Philosophy
The Team: ADRT

Advising Guide
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FERPA Information for Parents
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