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Under the direction of the Behavior Science Department, the Academic Advisor - Behavioral Science will: advise new, prospective, and transfer students in all aspects of academic programs; provide developmental and career advising; help students develop an educational plan toward graduation; manage an advising caseload toward greater retention.
Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
-Maintain a case load of incoming and continuing undergraduate students; maintain advising records using computer applications relevant for file maintenance and organization of case load.
-Assist and facilitate students with career exploration and the development of meaningful educational plans and academic emphasis selection.
-Respond and provide accurate information to informational requests from potential students, staff, high school counselors and others interested in UVU in person, via telephone and email and on site at UVU.
-Provide information, assistance and referrals to student support services to assist advisees in managing their college experience.
Interpret and explain UVU policies and procedures to advisees.
Assist students with the enrollment and registration process.Review post-secondary institution unofficial transcripts and prior academic history. Interpret test scores; assist with appropriate course placement; counsel on academic difficulty, remove holds etc.
-Serve as a member of the Advisement Forum; advocate and problem solve with faculty, administration and staff on student academic problems, issues and concerns; provide accurate information concerning program changes, assessment guidelines, course and instructor information, transfer issues, scholarships and appropriate referrals by attending and participating in necessary meetings, activities, and events of the forum.
-Represent the department on any relevant University committees, departmental committees, or professional associations/organizations as needed and/or assigned.
-Organize, coordinate or assist in managing a number of undergraduate student programs or advisement related events. Examples of such events include: Majors; Fair, Parent Orientation, International Student and Parent Orientation, Career Fairs, undergraduate information sessions, regional, national, and international guidance counselor events.
-Work with Advisor Training and Development staff to learn all aspects of UVU academic advising and achieve advisor certification.
-Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
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