What We Do
We're Here for You!
Academic advisors with the CECI Undergraduate Advising Center are here to help you. Whether you’re looking for guidance in your major or just want more information about our programs, the advisors are here to collaborate with you, encourage you, and support you. Your advisor has a responsibility to get you accurate and timely information about academic requirements, university resources, and opportunities related to enriching your college experience and personal lives. Together, you and your advisor will work toward developing useful skills, gaining power over your journey, and creating effective strategies to achieve these goals.
Academic Advising at GVSU
GVSU Undergraduate Academic Advising Mission Statement
Academic advising engages students in the process of exploring and defining their academic and career goals and in creating effective strategies to achieve these goals. Through collaborative relationships with academic advisors, students are encouraged and supported as they develop skills necessary to take responsibility for their own development and success. Academic advisors educate students by providing accessible, accurate, and timely information regarding academic requirements, university resources and opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and enrich the college experience and their personal lives.
CECI Advising Services
We help students make informed choices about degree and graduation requirements. That means we can help clarify curriculum, course content, and right-for-you course sequences. We also walk you through the many types of educational experiences you can have that make your college experience as rich and fulfilling as you want! Want to chat about your degree path, options, and courses related to your major?
We can assist you in the process of clarifying and identifying your own career and life goals, feeling more confident in decision-making processes, and becoming more powerful in your own self-direction. Want to chat with your advisor about planning for your future?
- CECI Connect Podcast - Where we interview CECI faculty, discuss career options, and explore majors in our college
- CECI Fellows Program - Where we match first-year CECI students to peer mentors in shared programs
- CECI Newsletter Archive - Where we inform CECI students of upcoming opportunities, deadlines, events, and more
- Apply to Graduate
- GVSU Graduate School
Policy and Procedural Understanding
GVSU has policies and procedures for many aspects of college academics and life. We, as advisors, are here to help you sort it all out! While the university considers you responsible for your role in the academic process and navigating the university system, we are here to make it as smooth as possible. Want to meet with your advisor to learn more about policies, resolve an issue, or follow a specific university procedure?
Grand Valley offers many resources around campus that support the academic, professional, and personal aspects of the lives of all students. As a student here, you have access to all of these resources. Want to meet with your advisor to get in touch with GVSU services?
Our Mission, Values, and Goals
Academic advising within the College of Education and Community Innovation (CECI) is a collaborative partnership between students, faculty, and staff committed to developing meaningful educational plans aligned with students' values, goals, and interests. We engage students as active participants in their educational experience and empower them to successfully navigate the university in pursuit of their personal, academic and professional goals.
Assist undergraduate students with declared majors or minors in the College of Education and Community Innovation with the development of appropriate educational plans to meet their academic, career, and life goals
Encourage students to seek out diverse educational experiences, both within and outside of the classroom, to enhance the student’s learning and academic development
Inform students about the available programs, services, and university resources to support academic success. As necessary, make appropriate referrals to other advising staff, faculty, programs, or support services throughout the university.
Monitor the academic progress of undergraduate students with declared majors or minors in the College of Education and Community Innovation and provide intentional advising assistance and support.
Provide ongoing, consistent, communication, training, and development for faculty and staff within the College of Education and Community Innovation