Henderson Community College academic advising empowers students to become responsible for their own academic success. Faculty advisors are committed to providing accurate and comprehensive academic advising. Working together, students and advisors develop one-on-one relationships and share responsibility to assist students to make choices and define goals; guide students through administrative processes; connect students to campus services and resources; and encourage the intellectual growth of students.
HCC has adopted a first-semester advising syllabus for use during a student’s initial semester in college. The advising syllabus is electronically generated during the required New Student Orientation. The advising syllabus contains a wealth of information for students new to college, including important advising contacts and a checklist of items to complete during the student’s first semester in college. Beginning the 2015-2016 academic year, the second-tier syllabi will be used by the student and his or her assigned academic advisor as a path for student success.
Every applicant at HCC is assigned an academic advisor whose knowledge and experience will help you succeed. Your advisor can do much more than help you register for classes. He or she will help you map your academic career; explore career options; work through academic difficulties; or just talk about your classes.
The process of academic advising is a two-way interaction where the advisee and the advisor work together to achieve a common goal. Both the advisee and the advisor have responsibilities to fulfill (noted below) for the process to work effectively.