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This is professional work advising students in an area of academic study. This is the second in a series of four classifications, and provides academic support by informing students about academic requirements and assisting students in the selection of courses. Work is performed under general supervision and has no supervisory responsibilities.


Develops knowledge of the various degrees and majors offered through the appropriate school or college as well as the general college and university regulations;

Develops contacts with departments and appropriate faculty;

Assists students who are have academic difficulties and refers them to the appropriate sources of assistance;

Advises students providing academic procedures, policies, goals, and objectives, guidance, and problem resolution.


Completion of a Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment and three years of administrative and appropriate program experience; OR five years of progressively responsible work in this area; OR any combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Thorough knowledge of the University's rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to a specific degree program;

Thorough knowledge of course offerings and requirements of a specific area of academic study;

Effective problem solving and interpersonal communication skills;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;

Knowledge and competence in computer skills;

Ability to interpret policies and procedures and effectively communicate these to students and faculty.



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