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Dr. Jennifer Schum

On behalf of Academic Advising staff within University College, I am delighted to welcome you. Our goal is to ensure the academic success of freshmen, sophomores and transfer students in the transition to North Carolina Central University by assisting with educational planning and decision-making consistent with personal interests, values and goals. We understand that college is a time of tremendous growth, adjustment and change and will encourage you to participate in the many programs and opportunities offered by the University College.  

University College Academic Advising Mission Statement

The mission of University College Academic Advising (UCAA) is to promote student learning and development in first-year, second-year and transfer students with fewer than 60 credit hours. By providing professional and ethical advisement that assists students with making informed decisions regarding their educational, career and life goals, UCAA helps students evaluate and clarify interests and talents; understand available resources, curriculum plans, academic standards and graduation requirements; become engaged in their education as they learn to navigate the University; and develop and achieve educational plans consistent with personal and career goals.

To ensure success and empower students to become lifelong learners in a global society, Academic Advisors share responsibility with advisees, and collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators to uphold the mission and standards of the University.

Academic Advising Learning Outcomes

Through individual and group meetings with your assigned academic advisor, we will assist you in achieving the following Academic Advising Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to evaluate academic and personal interests, strengths and challenges.
  2. Students will be able to identify appropriate courses meeting curricular requirements for selected degree programs.
  3. Students will be able to describe and follow academic policies and procedures as listed in the undergraduate catalog, NCCU website and official university communication.
  4. Students will be able to utilize student information systems (Banner, GradesFirst, email) for access to personal information, registration and advising appointments.
  5. Students will be able to describe and utilize various campus resources.

I hope you will remain in frequent contact with your academic advisor about your progress and consider the partnership a primary resource for your academic success. At NCCU, we take student success seriously. On a recent survey of sophomores attending public institutions of North Carolina, the average satisfaction of NCCU students was higher than those attending every other UNC institution for nine of 12 aspects of academic advising, and second highest of all schools for three other criteria.

If you ever have questions, please visit Academic Advising in room 205 of the Alexander-Dunn Building or call 919-530-6129. We are always happy to address your concerns.

-- Dr. Jennifer Schum, Associate Dean

 
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