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ACADEMIC ADVISING

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The Department of Psychology is strongly committed to providing quality academic advising to its students. We strive to meet the needs of our students in the spirit of advising outlined by ISU's College of Arts and Sciences:

"Academic advising is an integral part of the educational process. The primary purpose of academic advising is to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans compatible with the attainment of their life goals.

Effective advising is characterized by a good working relationship between the advisor and the student, which adapts to the experiences and changing needs of the students.

Quality advising also requires understanding, affirming, and respecting the individual differences within the University community. The advisor is expected to develop the knowledge, experience, and interest for successfully communicating with students in a genuine, sincere, accurate, and confidential manner.

Students are expected to understand University and program requirements and accept the responsibility for fulfilling them.

Together advisors and students are expected to maintain a professional and mutually respectful relationship as they review students’ progress toward the attainment of educational objectives."

If you have any questions about advising, or if you would like to speak with an advisor, please call the Department at (812) 237-2445.

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