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"Effective retention programs have come to understand that academic advising is at the very core of successful institutional efforts to educate and retain students.” V. Tinto
The Master Advisor Program has been created to improve the quality of academic advising for Southeast Missouri State University students by providing faculty and professional staff advisors with appropriate training, professional development, evaluation, and recognition. The program is designed to create a core of highly skilled academic advisors who provide high quality academic advising to undergraduate students.
The three main competencies necessary for effective academic advising:
The Advisor Workshops and the Advisor Handbook are organized to address these three main competencies.