Faculty members advise and mentor students as an important component of their teaching. By serving as academic advisers and mentors, faculty provide effective guidance so students can maximize their educational opportunities and make critical decisions regarding education, career, and life goals. Faculty mentor students to help them become responsible citizens of their profession and the global community. Successful academic advising depends on the ability of the adviser and advisee to recognize the nature of the academic advising process, address specific components of academic advising and together be responsible in the advising process.
Source: Undergraduate Council Advising Committee and Academic Advising Leadership Group – Spring 2010