Academic Advising Mission Statement at ACC:
Academic advising is a partnership between student and advisor that empowers students to reach academic, career and lifelong learning goals. Through an educational process, students learn to make informed decisions to optimize their academic experience.
- NEWLY ADMITTED students should meet with an Academic Advisor in the Center for Advising & Student Achievement (C.A.S.A.) to become oriented to the advising process, discuss goals, and understand their academic plan.
- CONTINUING students should contact their Assigned Faculty Advisor to plan future semesters and talk about course options. Assigned Faculty Advisors are assigned once a student has registered for classes. Faculty Advisors are assigned according to a student’s declared program of study. Students should receive an email from their assigned Advisor with contact information, office hours, and information about setting up an appointment in mid-September (once all students have registered and have been assigned Faculty Advisors). For more information, please see the links below:
- Download our Fall 2019 Full Time Faculty Office Hours List
Center for Advising & Student Achievement
The Center for Advising & Student Achievement (C.A.S.A.) provides academic, career, and transfer advising as well as diversity and student success programming. Each advisor focuses on an area of specialty (Career, Transfer, Title IX/Diversity, Early Alert/Student Outreach). CASA staff empower students to explore, identify, and achieve their academic and career goals while encouraging students to utilize available resources to support their journey toward success.
Services & Resources
- Academic Advising
New students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss goals, options, full or part time status, placement results, and course options. It is essential that new students check in with an Academic Advisor to make sure that they understand their academic plan. Academic Advisors can review transcripts, provide unofficial transcript evaluations, and can verify prerequisites that have been completed at other institutions of higher education. Most importantly, Academic Advisors can refer students to essential resources to ensure that the student is set up for success in the first year and beyond.
- Transfer Advising
Students intending to transfer should meet with the Academic & Transfer Advisor, Amanda Looney-Goetz as early as their first semester. Once a program of study has been selected, students are encouraged to meet with the Transfer Advisor each semester to make sure they are fulfilling major requirements and enrolling in courses transferable to their chosen school(s). Please visit the Transfer Services website for more information about the transfer process.
- Career Advising
Whether you are established in your career field of choice, still searching for that right fit, or working on moving up, ACC has services to help you succeed. Asnuntuck supports students in choosing majors, exploring career options and paths, creating resumes, networking, and many other career development processes. We provide workshops and programs throughout each semester, and a variety of resources are accessible on our Career Services website and in the C.A.S.A. Cat Carter, the Academic & Career Advisor, is also available for scheduled one-on-one appointments (contact information above).
- Title IX & Diversity
Sexual Misconduct is a serious issue that affects college students, impeding their ability to participate fully in their studies. At Asnuntuck we are committed to having an informed campus that understands reporting responsibilities and is aware of available campus resources critical to creating a culture of caring and compassion in support of our students and community.
A Title IX coordinator’s core responsibilities include overseeing the school’s response to Title IX reports and complaints and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports, disclosures and complaints. This means that the Title IX coordinator must have knowledge of the requirements of Title IX, of the school’s own policies and procedures on sex discrimination, and of all complaints raising Title IX issues throughout the school.
The Title IX coordinator must be informed of all reports and complaints raising Title IX issues, even if the report or complaint was initially filed with another individual or office or if the investigation will be conducted by another individual or office. Learn more about “Sexual Misconduct Policies” and Title IX Resources for Faculty, Staff, and Students.
For any questions regarding Title IX please contact Yhara Zelinka, Academic Advisor and Title IX/Diversity Coordinator at the Center for Advising & Student Achievement (C.A.S.A) Room 111.
- Early Alert Program & Student Outreach
Asnuntuck Community College uses a retention software program called Starfish, which allows faculty, staff, and current students to easily connect, find resources, and communicate to help promote overall student success at Asnuntuck Community College. Student outreach is conducted to ensure that students who need the most assistance are contacted and following up with the appropriate resources.
For any questions about Starfish, the Early Alert Program, or Student Outreach Programs, please contact Jill Rushbrook, 860.253.3068.
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