Academic Counselling - An Introduction
Apex University has established a dedicated Counselling Cell for students.
Academic counselling is a series of intentional interactions with a curriculum, a pedagogy, and a set of student learning outcomes.
Academic counselling synthesizes and contextualizes students' educational experiences within the frameworks of their aspirations, abilities and lives to extend learning beyond campus boundaries and timeframes.
A variety of approaches exist to academic counselling, each of which is informed by the goals of the advisor-student interaction. Two principle models of advising include developmental advising and prescriptive advising.
This approach is focused on helping students explore and define academic, career and life goals and pathways, and develop problem-solving and decision-making skills through collaborative and process-oriented advising.
The prescriptive or traditional advising model is focused primarily on providing students with information directly related to their academic program and progress, such as academic policies, major/program requirements and course selection.