Academic Holiday/Thanksgiving Break

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HCC Advisor Resources

Welcome new advisors and returning advisors looking for updates and "One-Stop" advisor resources.

HCC's Philosophy of Advising
HCC's Advising Syllabus
Advisee responsibilities
Advisor responsibilities
Directory of Services Related to Advising

Quick PeopleSoft and OnBase Guides

Locating List of Advisees
Locating Student Phone Numbers and Addresses in Campus Community
Setting Term Code
Setting the Default Term Code
Locate Legacy (LSAR) Transcripts
OnBase Guide
Locating and using the online KCTCS Catalog as an advising resource

Important Advising Documents and Forms

First Semester Advising Syllabus
Second Tier Advising Syllabus
Academic Bankruptcy Form
Full Placement Tables
Incomplete Grade Form
SAP Academic Plan of Action Form (must also complete SAP Appeal)
Student Online Registration Instructions

Links to Forms Found in PeopleSoft Student Self-Service

Change of Advisor, Major, Student Information Form  (sample form)
FERPA Form  (sample form)
SAP Appeal Form (must also complete Academic Plan of Action) (sample form)

What is the HCC Philosophy of Advising?

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.

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What is the HCC Advising Syllabus?

HCC has adopted a first-semester advising syllabus for use during a student s initial semester in college. The first-semester advising syllabus is electronically generated during the required New Student Orientation. The advising syllabus contains a wealth of information for students new to Henderson Community College, including important advising contacts and a checklist of items to complete during the student s first semester in college. Each academic advisor has access to the electronic version of the first-semester syllabus from their office computer. In Spring 2014 HCC began piloting a second-tier advising syllabus. This syllabus is specific to each program and will be completed by the student and his or her assigned academic advisor and used as a path for student success. This syllabus is divided into areas such as academic goals, career goals, advising goals, and program goals, students need to complete based on the number of credit hours earned at the college.

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What are the advisee's (student's) responsibilities?

Seek advising from assigned advisor at appropriate times. An appointment may be necessary.
Keep scheduled appointments. If it is necessary for you to reschedule your appointment, please call the advisor or his/her division assistant before the appointment.
Ask specific questions regarding general education requirements, academic policies, resource referrals (tutoring, note taking, career exploration, personal counseling).
Monitor your academic progress as you move toward your academic goal.
Look over the schedule and prepare a list of classes you are considering taking.
Give your advisor accurate information about your study habits, strengths and weaknesses, academic progress.
Listen to your advisor and consider his/her advice and recommendations.
Contact your advisor as needed. You may find their contact information in the Online Faculty and Staff Directory or in the pdf version of the Campus Directory.

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What are the advisor's (faculty/staff) responsibilities?

Keep scheduled appointments. Contact student if it is necessary to reschedule.
Be prepared with appropriate materials (student file with academic information, class schedule, general education and major checklists, resource referral information).
Provide accurate information about classes, general education and major requirements, registration and drop/add deadlines, academic policies and procedures.
Assist in the evaluation of the advisee s academic progress.
Listen to advisee's concerns and questions and assist in making decisions and solving problems.
Suggest options for careers, majors, and selection of courses.

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