Roles and Responsibilities

Academic Advising Vision and Mission Statement:

Vision: The Academic Advising Center strives for advising excellence in which we support all Nevada State College students in achieving academic success.

Mission: The Academic Advising Center works collaboratively with students to develop achievable educational and career plans through a commitment and understanding of the Nevada State College curriculum. Academic Advisors empower students to take ownership of their degree while working together to create a realistic pathway to graduation.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Enhance student’s ability to critically think about connections between education and self.
  2. Encourage students to create clear timelines which align with the universally recognized 4-year graduation plan and Complete College America’s 15-to-finish.


The advising process is one of collaboration, an understanding that an advisor largest goal is student success, but an advisor needs the student to also make that commitment.  

Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality, timely, and informative academic advising to all students who need advising services.
  • When possible, accommodate unique student needs as they arise.
  • Assist students in developing decision making skills and taking ownership of their degree.

Advisee Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of the advising process by developing a realistic plan towards graduation and be willing to work with an advisor to navigate that plan.
  • Develop an understanding of the core requirements at Nevada State College and how those requirements connect with your major and life goals.
  • Actively engage with your advisor through ongoing communication and utilize advising services whenever needed, not just when required.


Global Values of Academic Advising Practices

Nevada State College proudly supports the Core Values of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

Academic advisors work to strengthen the importance, dignity, potential, and unique nature of each individual within the academic setting. Advisors' work is guided by their beliefs that students:

  • have diverse backgrounds that can include different ethnic, racial, domestic, and international communities; sexual orientations; ages; gender and gender identities; physical, emotional, and psychological abilities; political, religious, and educational beliefs
  • hold their own beliefs and opinions
  • responsible for their own behaviors and the outcomes for those behaviors
  • can be successful based on their individual goals and efforts
  • have a desire to learn
  • have learning needs that vary based upon individual skills, goals, responsibilities, and experiences use a variety of techniques and technologies to navigate their world. 
 (Reprinted with permission from NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising