Advising Mission and Best Practices

Missouri State University Advising Mission Statement

Adopted December 2009

Academic advisors at Missouri State University provide academic and professional guidance as students develop meaningful educational plans in pursuit of their life goals. Advisors provide students with information about coursework, University policies and procedures, the Public Affairs mission, and career options and opportunities. They require student participation in the decision-making process, help students become lifelong learners, and encourage self-reliant problem solving through exploration of students’ own interests and values. Advisors support students as they seek the best possible education at Missouri State University.

Discover best practices and examples of how advisors might carry out excellent advising.
The following best practices are recommendations for successful advisement at the level of department or college advisement centers.