We create and sustain an inclusive and supportive learning environment where students are engaged to author meaningful academic and professional plans through collaborative advising relationships that foster student success and degree completion.

CLAS Academic Advising Fundamental Goals

  • To deliver accurate information about CU Denver core curriculum, CLAS, and general graduation requirements
  • To help students navigate university and CLAS academic policies and deadlines
  • To help connect students with major and minor faculty advisors and campus resources
  • To help students make intentional decisions about course selection and plan appropriately for fulfilling degree requirements
  • To achieve the process/delivery outcomes listed below
  • To facilitate opportunities for advisees to experience the student learning outcomes listed below
  • To contribute to and champion best practices within the CU Denver advising community
  • To collaborate with the CU system, Auraria, and community partners on our shared responsibility for student success and degree completion

CLAS Academic Advising Process/Delivery Outcomes

  • Welcome, respect, inform, and support students to increase their satisfaction and engagement with advising
  • Implement new advising methods/technologies to support our diverse student population
  • Use data from ongoing research and assessment of process/delivery and student learning outcomes to improve the advising experience

CLAS Academic Advising Student Learning Outcomes

What information do we want students to learn as a result of academic advising?
Students will be able to:

  • Identify and interpret CLAS and university academic policies, deadlines, and general graduation requirements
  • Describe and distinguish CU Denver Core and CLAS graduation requirements
  • Locate and engage campus resources that promote strategies for academic success 

What skills do we want students to develop as a result of academic advising?
Students will be able to:

  • Use CLAS and major and minor advising tools to track academic progress toward completing degree requirements
  • Meet consistently with their academic advisors, including CLAS, major, minor, and pre-health advisors
  • Prepare academic plans compatible with personal, academic, and professional goals
  • Practice decision-making and critical thinking skills in making choices about their educational plans

What developmental changes do we want students to experience as a result of academic advising?
Students will be able to:

  • Articulate the purpose of a liberal arts education
  • Assess the impact of their academic behaviors and decisions on their academic success and progress
  • Evaluate the relationship between decisions about their program of study and academic and professional goals
  • Take ownership of their educational journey

CLAS Academic Advising Vision (or Wish List)

By 2020, the CLAS Academic Advising Office will …

  • Make measurable progress in achieving the process/delivery outcomes listed above​
  • Make measurable progress in delivering the student learning outcomes listed above
  • Have academic advising recognized by students, faculty, and staff as an integral partner in the educational mission of the university and the educational experience of all students
  • ​Enhance the preparedness and job satisfaction of the advisors through regular professional development opportunities

By 2025, CLAS Academic Advising will ...

  • ​Develop a fully collaborative relationship with campus stakeholders to provide students with a more consistent and seamless advising experience