Responsibilities of the Academic Advisor along with students
Definition of the Academic Advisor at the International University for Science and Technology:
She/he is the person who holds a job title within the university, and is responsible for leading the academic activity of students in their colleges by guiding them in the admission and registration processes in courses and choosing the most appropriate ones, in addition to planning programs, finalizing lesson plans, and collecting scholarships.
Student Responsibilities towards the Academic Advisor at the International University for Science and Technology:
- Clarifying the interests, goals, and personal abilities of the academic advisor.
- Adhering to the academic advisor’s visit times regularly.
- Commitment to attending workshops and meetings called by the academic advisor.
- Seek help from the academic advisor and prepare and ask him questions about matters that need clarification.
- Take responsibility for personal decisions and actions.
Duties of the Academic Advisor at the International University for Science and Technology:
- Review the rules and policies adopted at the university and ministerial decisions related to academic advising and work to implement them.
- General guidance for students and introducing them to everything related to:
– The credit hours system held by the university.
– Cases of academic warnings and remedial study.
– Study plans and schedules.
– How to choose and register courses.
– The process of calculating the semester and cumulative average.
- Helping students register their courses at the beginning of each semester, and following up on them during the add and drop period.
- Following up students during the semester and directing them to the necessity of withdrawing one of the registered courses (or more) before failing in them so that their results do not affect their semester averages and reflect negatively on their cumulative ones.
- Consider requests for academic suspension, academic postponement, and withdrawal from the university and submit a recommendation to the responsible department head, who in turn refers those requests to the dean of the relevant college.
- Cooperating with the departments of Admission & Registration and Quality Assurance & Academic Accreditation to prepare reports and statistics that include:
– Success rates in the courses offered at the college.
– Percentages of students’ grades distributed according to the grade scale in the courses offered at the college.
– Students’ progress rate at each academic level.
– Student retention rate at each academic level.
– Graduation rate of students in each study program.
– The percentage of struggling students who are under academic warnings at each academic level, according to the warning cases specified in the relevant ministerial decisions and in the university’s internal system.
– The remedial and restorative procedures used to support students who are struggling or who repeatedly fail courses.
– Percentage of students reviewing their academic advisors.
- Attending College and Department Council sessions and the University Council when discussing topics related to academic advising at these meetings.