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College of Education
501 Orr Drive
GEC-A 300
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

Student Academic Advising in the College of Education

Academic advisement is an essential key to the success of each student. The overall objective of academic advising is to help students realize the maximum educational benefits available to them at the College of Education at Florida A&M University.  Academic advising may include all aspects of academic program planning, including deciding on course adds, drops, or substitutions; the use of midterm grade information; career decisions; changes in major, decisions about extra-class activities; etc.

The components of the academic advising system work together to achieve goals and objectives that include:
  • helping students develop an educational plan and choose an appropriate course of studies to meet their academic and life objectives
  • ensuring that students are aware of opportunities and resources that can assist in achieving their educational goals
  • assisting students in interpreting university policies and procedures, and applying general rules to their specific cases
  • facilitating resolution of academic problems, conflicts and concerns, as appropriate
  • referring students as necessary to other resource units
  • collecting and disseminating information on student needs, wants, perceptions, and trends in order to enhance institutional effectiveness and adaptability

Goals of Academic Advisement:
  • to identify activities that support retention, progression, and graduation
  • to increase advisor involvement with students
  • to aid in the prediction of enrollment trends (past and future)
  • to create happier students
  • to create and foster a climate of caring
  • to build a culture of student retention

Center for Academic Success in conjunction with the academic departments and programs provides the academic advice for the pre-education major undergraduate students. Each department and program provide academic advice for education major undergraduate and graduate students.

Contact Information:

Dr. Patricial Green-Powell
Interim Dean
College of Education
GEC-A 300
850-561-2989
email: patricia.greenpowell@famu.edu

Dr. Serena Roberts
Director
Center for Academic Success
College of Education
207 Bldg 166
850-599-3619/3620

Elementary Education
850-599-3397
Educational Leadership
850-599-3191
Physical Education
850-599-3136
Secondary Education
850-599-3123