Faculty Advising Resources

The Work of the Academic Success Center Faculty Fellows

The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides a centralized location for undergraduate, undeclared and general education advising needs, where all students can obtain assistance regarding graduation requirements, academic disqualification and reinstatement, remediation disqualification, major exploration, undeclared and pre-nursing advising, class registration, university policies and procedures, and general education petitions. 

The four ASC Faculty Fellows work with the Faculty Director for Advising and Learning Cohorts (FDALC), faculty in academic departments and programs, and advising staff and peer leaders in the colleges and Academic Success Center to enhance advising services and student success. With office space in the ASC, the Faculty Fellows advise students, serve as liaisons between the ASC and academic programs, and provide support to learning cohort programs including the Structured Exploratory Emphasis (SEE) and General Education programs.

The Responsibilities of the ASC Faculty Fellows

In addition to advising and direct support to students, major responsibilities of Faculty Fellows include:

  • Serving as a liaison to advisors in academic departments, programs and colleges.
  • Serving as Lead Advisor to one or more Structured Exploratory Emphasis which includes:
    • Advising students participating in SEEs and discuss SEE opportunities with students visiting the ASC (esp. undeclared students and those seeking to change their major).
    • Serving as the ASC liaison to the SEE’s affiliated Advisory Committee, attending all meetings and assisting in meeting coordination if requested.
    • Sharing information with SEE faculty and students about campus events and program matters.
    • Organizing at least one faculty gathering each academic year to discuss curricular and programmatic issues.
    • Assisting the FDALC in compiling MOUs, developing catalog copy, and marketing and promoting the SEEs.
  • Assisting the FDALC with the development of advising materials and implementing faculty/staff development workshops and training activities to promote effective advising models and practices throughout campus. 

  • Providing support to students and faculty involved in First Year Intervention programs.
  • Supporting students participating in the California Promise program. 
  • Assisting with orientation and outreach efforts.
  • Supporting new initiatives that include an advising component.