Advising at Fairhaven
Faculty as advisors
The role of the faculty advisor is to mentor, advise, question, recommend resources, and ultimately, oversee and approve the student's satisfaction of degree requirements for graduation. The faculty advisor is a useful resource for facilitating connections for students with other departments and classes on campus; the advisor can also be an influential and important advocate for students seeking internships, study abroad recommendations, exceptions to policies, and graduate school information and references. Faculty advisors review each student's writing portfolio, facilitate student transition conferences, and are essential mentors in supporting the development of the student interdisciplinary concentrations.
A professional Advising Coordinator oversees the complex system of advising at Fairhaven. This person advises new students regarding credit evaluation, degree planning, graduation processes, narrative assessment, and programs and services in the community outside the college. The Advising Coordinator regularly reviews the academic progress of each Fairhaven student and works with faculty advisors, support personnel, and students to promote retention and satisfactory academic progress.
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Our Peer Advisors are current Fairhaven College students who work in our central office and help to welcome and acclimate new students to the college. They provide new students with advising information particular to Fairhaven College-- our processes, resources and degree planning--serving as leaders and community-builders. Additionally, Peer Advisors also give tours of Fairhaven College to prospective students, answering questions about Fairhaven College admissions and the application process.