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Advising Philosophy

Last updated February 23, 2017

The liberal arts tradition generally and the Morningside College curriculum specifically challenge students to connect their educational experiences, both in and out of the classroom, to their larger worlds. Advising should play an essential role in students’ developmental processes. The developmental nature of advising should facilitate students’ clear understanding of their personal and intellectual capabilities. It should also cultivate students’ greater appreciation of the values underlying a liberal arts education, in particular students’ own desire for life-long learning and a commitment to ethical leadership and civic responsibility. Advising should be a dynamic and collaborative process through which advisors support students in the identification and achievement of appropriate personal, academic, and professional goals.