A Private Education Provider is seeking to employ an Academic Advisor in the Business School specialising in Accounting, to be based at their Head Office in Durban.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The main role of the Academic Advisor is an active rather than a passive one which includes the following:
Help students define and develop realistic educational career plans through schedule planning for each semester, if appropriate. Each student should have an up-to-date academic schedule plan from registering to graduation stage.
Monitor progress toward educational/career goals and at least once each semester review the progress toward completing the proposed academic program and to discuss grades and other performance indicators.
Follow-up with students on any report of unsatisfactory work (notice of failing grades)
Maintain an up-to-date Advising Portfolio, with a summary record of performance to date (grade reports, transcript, requirements completed, weekly reports etc.)
Inform and, if necessary, refer students to other institutional resources when academic, attitudinal, attendance, or other personal problems require intervention by other professionals
Consult regularly with faculty colleagues in order to have up-to-date information.( Learn about the colleges operations and standards)
1. Measure student success
Perform and interpret successful performance audits.
Assessment of academic advising method with regards to student understanding of academic theories and concept
Measure student effort in achieving and attaining educational goals.
Monitor and accurately document student progress toward meeting their goals.
2. Academic Advising Role
Prepare and plan for advising sessions
Schedule advising sessions with students
Disseminate information on academic curriculum and college policies and procedures.
Provide educational guidance and assistance for students.
Deliver a passion and desire for learning.
Empower students to take responsibility for their academic success.
Maintain confidentiality regarding student educational record.
Encourage and guide student as they define and develop realistic goals.
Compile report on weekly activities
Provide students with information about academic research and strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campuses.
4. Academic Planning
Assist students with academic and future career planning
Encourage and support the student as he/she gains the skills to develop clear and attainable educational plans.
Stay informed of current and changing rules, regulations and program requirements.
Create and maintain an interactive environment encouraging mutual trust and open communication.