Provide guidance and counseling to students in matters related to
academic goals, choice of curriculum, course load, study habits,
and course scheduling. Complete degree checks for individual
students and student groups as needed. Assist with student
orientation, whether freshman or transfer students. Develops and/or
completes college/school documents such as classroom assignments,
plans of study, curriculum guides, graduation forms, and study
abroad documentation. Serve as a resource for the university’s
student database including coordinating input, generating reports,
training users, and recommending updates. Verify/report student and
course information which may include (but not limited to) class
rolls, grades, academic certification of athletes/veterans,
statistical analyses, and/or forced drops. Evaluate and/or update
student records in order to post grades, do graduation checks,
monitor student progress, and advise students on an appropriate
course of study. May assist with recruitment of prospective
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Acts as a resource person for transformational learning
opportunities helping students find appropriate co-curricular
activities which will provide opportunities for leadership,
undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity, civic
engagement, service learning, global and cultural competencies, and
health and wellness. Acts as a liaison between the College of
Liberal Arts academic departments and Liberal Arts students,
attending department meetings and consulting with department
chairpersons as needed. Acts as a liaison between the College of
Liberal Arts and other offices on campus such as the Volunteer
& Service Learning Center, the Centre for Global Competency,
and Career Services to foster communication about transformational
learning opportunities and about student utilization of success
oriented services. Counsels students regarding academic endeavors.
Works with the College of Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee to give
advice on new course proposals, program changes, and new program
proposals. Provides feedback to College of Liberal Arts departments
regarding student trends in enrollment and major selection.
Provides guidance to students in selection of a major; participates
in the College of Liberal Arts Declare a Major Month. Assists in
the development and implementation of student success programs and
materials. Makes recommendations related to policy changes to the
College of Liberal Arts and Enrollment Management. Completes degree
checks for individual students and student groups as needed.
Articulates course work as needed. May provide guidance and
direction to clerical staff and part-time advisors as required.
Oversees a particular area of expertise in student retention.
Participates in training and evaluative sessions and recommends to
the assistant directors of Academic Advising and Retention methods
to improve advisement activities. Performs other related duties as
Requires a bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Education, or related
field. Understanding of the University policies and procedures as
they relate to academic advising. Ability to maintain databases. 3+
years of academic advising experience.
Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Education or related fields. Prior
academic advising/counseling experience. Must be proficient in
basic mathematics. Familiarity with admission and enrollment
process at the University of Central Oklahoma or in an institution
of higher education setting and its undergraduate degree programs.
Willingness to work within the academic framework of the University
and to serve on faculty and student committees.
Knowledgeable in the higher education attainment process,
particularly the requirements and general value of education.
Demonstration of a warm and caring professional attitude and
creative counseling techniques. Ability to communicate effectively
with department chairpersons and/or deans regarding degree program
requirements. Ability to work well under pressure.
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may
be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform essential functions.