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    The American University in Cairo
  Dec 18, 2017
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Academic Advising Center

Academic Advising Center (AAC)

The mission of the Academic Advising Center (AAC) at AUC is to provide academic advising and assist all undeclared undergraduate students in developing their educational plans, and setting career and life goals while helping them appreciate the values of liberal arts education until they declare their major. This is done through advising and mentoring systems offered to students throughout their year (s) at the center. Once they declare a major, the students should receive the same service in their department of major while the center will continue providing the needed academic support, advice and help regarding the core curriculum and general academic rules and regulations. AAC operates on the basis of shared responsibility where AUC community (faculty, student and staff) interact and coordinate efforts to achieve advising goals and desired student outcomes from admission to graduation.

One of the goals of AAC is to provide developmental advising, a process that involves both teaching and learning as it engages the students actively in their education and helps them to develop a sense of responsibility for their academic choices. Continuity and follow up on the student’s academic, mental, intellectual, psychological and post-graduate planning status on a one-on-one basis are fundamental practices and assessment of the center’s goals and outcomes is integral.