Advising for Faculty and Staff

Academic Advising at FSU

Academic advising at FSU is more than helping students select courses. Advisors have the opportunity to develop a professional relationship with advisees to help them make informed decisions about their education and future. By providing students with accurate information in completing a degree program that meets their life goals, you play an active role in one of our students most impactful experiences at FSU.

Advisors are welcome to stop by the Center for Academic Advising and Retention in Pullen 140, call ext. 3404, or email caar@frostburg.edu with any advising questions.

Advisors' role in the advising process:

  • Be available and accessible to students (i.e. by e-mail, during pre-established times, and/or by appointment)
  • Provide accurate information about departmental and institutional policies, procedures, resources, and the General Education Program
  • Assist students in their consideration of life goals by relating interests, skills, abilities, and values to careers, the world of work, and the nature and purpose of higher education
  • Assist students in self-understanding and self-acceptance (value clarification, understanding abilities, interests, and limitations)
  • Assist students in developing decision-making skills
  • Make referrals to other institutional or community support services
  • Exhibit a personal and caring attitude towards advisees

Faculty Advising Workshop

This professional development opportunity offers strategies that contribute to student learning, persistence, and degree completion. The information shared is relevant to new and returning Academic Advisors.  The Faculty Advising Workshop is held at the end of August prior to the start of the fall semester.

Past sessions include:

  • Academic Advising Tools: Paws, Advising Notes, Creating an Academic Planner
  • Academic Standards, Policies, and Procedures
  • Strategies for Advising Students Facing Academic Stumbling Blocks
  • Constructing an Academic Plan: 4 Year/8 Semester Plan for Natives & Transfers

Important Dates (academic calendar)

CONTACT CAAR

140 Pullen Hall
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
301.687.3404
caar@frostburg.edu