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Academic Counseling

Knowledge of course arrangement and academic planning; ability to provide counseling to assist students in course selection, study skills and career development plans for academic and personal success.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Generalizes the forms, stages and methodologies of academic counseling.

Explains the policies and principles of course selection and academic skill development.

Identifies students' requirements in a selected academic area of concentration and their post-college plans.

Compiles the institution's course arrangement and academic programming information.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Advises students on course selection and academic skill development.

Assesses a student's prior education and skill capacity within a selected academic area.

Arranges counseling sessions based on a student's requests or requirements.

Utilizes appropriate technologies (e.g. email/phone) to communicate with students on their academic progress.

Offers suggestions for selecting appropriate post-college plans, connecting students to their educational and career goals.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Demonstrates in-depth experience with managing a full spectrum of academic counseling functions.

Compares and contrasts academic options that facilitate or impede students' academic skill development.

Organizes follow-up consultations to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of academic programs.

Solves or prevents academic related problems based on students' feedback and inquiries.

Evaluates counseling outcomes based on case records of students' behaviors, changes and progress.

Establishes relationships with community groups and educational institutions to facilitate students' academic development.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Designs and develops academic consultation strategies, using an evidence-informed approach.

Plays a leading role in establishing academic consulting processes for relevant external stakeholders.

Advocates for high quality, consistent academic information provision.

Contributes to the development of regulatory guidelines for academic counseling.

Creates new methodologies for academic counseling and validates them through case studies.

Elaborates on the historical and future perspective of academic counseling.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about your experience in providing academic counseling services.
  • What outcomes did you attain upon completion of a specific academic counseling project?
  • What kinds of communication technologies did you use when providing academic counseling services?
  • What kind of skills and interests tests did you use in academic counseling?
  • What problems did you encounter when providing academic counseling?

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