USA Academic Advising Mission Statement
The mission of Academic Advising Programs at the University of South Alabama is to
provide an integrated array of effective academic advising services as well as resources
and planning tools for students. This integrated program will assist undergraduate
students to make a successful transition to, and establish their place in, university
life; to take responsibility for learning how to set academic, career, and personal
goals, and the strategies for achieving them; and to graduate in a timely manner,
successfully meeting all requirements. Integral to our mission is providing our staff
with the training needed to adapt readily to the changing environment of our university
workplace and the advising profession.
The unit’s primary activities (academic advising, academic evaluations, articulation, credentials services, and orientation) are established in order to fulfill this mission, which is central to the University’s Strategic Priority #1: "Believing in the primacy of student learning, we will continue to develop high quality learning environments both in and outside of the classroom. ..."