Participate in the planning and delivery of academic advising services and programs for History majors and all students taking History courses. Assist Associate Chair and Academic Advising Coordinator with academic program responsibilities.
ACADEMIC ADVISING-Provide individualized, developmental, and prescriptive academic advising to History majors. Answer questions regarding degree/major requirements, programs, and dept curriculum. Advise about teacher certification and special programs. Meet with prospective students. Responsible for understanding/interpreting student needs; for interpreting, formulating, and evaluating institutional and college rules; and for facilitating the exchange of academic information. COMMUNICATION-Help with information dissemination, utilize handouts for students, create and provide updated information for websites and bulletin boards. ORIENTATION-Participate in college and departmental freshmen and transfer orientation programs. REGISTRATION MANAGEMENT-Plan and coordinate departmental registration and add/drop periods. Answer questions from all interested parties regarding History courses. Work closely with course coordinator and Associate Chair regarding all registration and class matters, prerequisite checks, cancelled classes, priorities, and waitlists. ASSIST WITH ACADEMIC PROGRAMS-Disseminate academic information to faculty and students including creating and editing materials. Help determine needs for academic and advising services. Keep routine statistics. May train and coordinate academic advisors or student workers. STUDENT RETENTION-Provide academic advising to students on scholastic probation, dismissal, or academic difficulty. Participate in summer departmental freshman and transfer orientation programs. Be knowledgeable about campus resources and refer student when appropriate (e.g., counseling, learning skills center, etc.). SCHOLARSHIPS, HONORS, AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS-Advise students interested in scholarships and honors programs. Provide guidance to honors program director, students, and faculty to ensure that registration matters, deadlines, and various paperwork are handled in a timely fashion; offer guidance to Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society to ensure the program is sustained from year to year. EVENTS-Organize and participate in department, college, and university advising-related activities and events such as graduation, committees, new student orientation, freshman interest groups, Gone to Texas, etc. Participate in weekend and evening programs as requested by department, college, and university.
Other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a related field and four years of experience working with college students in an academic counseling capacity or Master's degree in a related field and two years of experience in counseling, group work, assessment and administration of student academic programs. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
More than the required years of experience or education. Experience in student affairs at The University of Texas or comparable academic advising experience at another institution. Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation