Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of Alverno Academic Advising Office is to facilitate the educational, personal, and professional development of each student by engaging her in a collaborative process of academic planning through graduation.

Implementing the Mission


  1. We believe that our central focus is the individual student – her educational, personal and professional development.
  2. We provide practice for the 8 abilities and reinforce the curriculum, so each student may create it within herself.      
  3. We encourage each student to set goals and make decisions based on consideration of information, alternatives, and personal values.
  4. We assist each student to explore consequences of her choices and to accept personal responsibility for them.
  5. We are flexible and creative to accommodate the educational goals of each woman.  We promote and support programs to accommodate diverse responsibilities, varied lifestyles and cultural backgrounds.
  6. We recognize the need to monitor student performance and maintain accurate records as we incorporate an effective balance of “task” and “touch.”
  7. We act as a reference and referral service with respect to other college support systems.
  8. We familiarize the student with her academic program, educational requirements and college policies, and help her effectively use technological resources.
  9. We foster student/college connectedness to aid in student persistence.
  10. We provide a friendly, open environment which promotes self-exploration, self-awareness and self assessment, thus enhancing a sense of personal identity.


  1. We believe that all work produced and services offered must reflect high standards of quality.
  2. We are willing to cross the boundaries of job descriptions in order to support each other.
  3. We respect each other’s individuality.
  4. We foster an environment of mutual trust and respect for one another’s contributions and ideas.
  5. We recognize and acknowledge one another’s efforts and accomplishments.


  1. We serve as a resource regarding college policies, procedures and academic program requirements.
  2. We prepare and distribute materials to assist in providing accurate information regarding registration procedures, academic policies and graduation requirements.
  3. We maintain an on-going in-service training program for all individuals involved in the delivery of academic advisement services.