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each student at the university is assigned a ull-time aculty memberas his or her aculty adviser. Faculty advisers should instill in their advisees a condence that the academic,proessional and social development o the student is their serious concern. They should advise studentsconcerning their courses o study ater making a thorough examination o each student’s past academicperormance, not only at Florida Tech, but also at any school the student has attended. They assist studentsin career development, in making a selection o courses at the time o registration and approve the student’sregistration orm. Outside o the classroom, aculty advising is one o the most important responsibilities o aaculty member.
We want to thank the Florida Tech contributors who enhance, update and improve this handbook. We hopeto receive additional suggestions—especially rom new aculty members—or improvements to make thishandbook more helpul.
T. Dwayne McCay, 2007Provost and Executive Vice President
Academic Advising Handbook
has been compiled by the Academic Support Center as an aid oraculty advisers, but is not a policy-dening document. It contains material rom other documents compiledto provide a convenient reerence to aid the advising process. Advising provides the basis or good aculty–student communication and plays a vital role in retaining and successully graduating students.