Faculty Advisor Competencies
Advising knowledge competencies
- Linfield Curriculum requirements.
- General academic policies.
- Graduation/degree requirements.
- When to refer a student to another resource.
- Who department chairs are and/or who are point people in a student’s major of interest.
- Where to find advising information.
- Majors/minors offered at Linfield.
- Campus resources available to students.
- Co-curricular opportunities to enhance a student’s experience.
- Introductory courses to explore majors.
- How to/when to utilize WebAdvisor for advising purposes.
- Relevant student development theory.
- Their own advising philosophy, aligned with institutional advising mission.
Advising skill competencies
- Establishes rapport with advisees.
- Builds respectful, professional relationships so that students feel valued.
- Actively listens to advisees.
- Communicates effectively with advisees.
- Facilitates students’ goal-setting, educational planning, and decision-making.
- Utilizes their advisees’ program evaluations in advising appointments.
- Assists students in creating and updating an educational plan.
- Makes effective referrals.
- Maintains advising notes for each advisee.
- Explains to students the value of the Linfield Curriculum and/or the liberal arts.
- Helps students’ select intro courses in academic areas of interest.
- Academic and professional exploration through the liberal arts
- Intentional process of major discernment.
- Empowering students to make their own decisions.
- Advising as a teaching and learning process.