2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

The Missions of the Academic Advising Centers

Academic Advising at Lesley University facilitates student academic success through intrusive advising and the promotion of self-advocacy. At the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Advising Office provides outreach and proactive initiatives to support undergraduate students in their transition to college and, in particular, their acclimation to the University as a place to discover, learn and grow. The academic advising team is committed to empowering students to take ownership of their academic, career, and personal aspirations by assisting them in the development of intentional and strategic educational plans that align with their long-term goals.

At the College of Art and Design, professional advisors and faculty mentors assist students in developing aesthetic awareness, professional creativity, and productivity. Advisors guide students in gaining perceptual, conceptual, expressive abilities, and strong communication skills. Academic advising relationships foster student learning in the areas of problem solving activities, independent thinking, and understanding student roles and responsibilities for self-advocacy during college-life and beyond.

Advisors in the Center for the Adult Learner offer adult students across the university specialized advising based on their knowledge of the often unique needs of working adults who are balancing their busy lives and higher education.