Advising Handbook Chapter One

Mission of Advising
at South Plains College 

The advising system at South Plains College is a continuous process designed to foster the development of the student’s successful educational plan compatible with the unique life goals of the individual student.  By practicing a holistic, proactive approach, South Plains College advising creates a student-centered environment from which students emerge as independent life long learners.


Goals of the advising system at South Plains College are to:  


  •  Guide in the selection of courses and preparation of an individualized success plan, including degree worksheets and TSI information that correlates with life goals.
  • Increase awareness of institutional resources and make referrals to appropriate support services.
    Clarify the student’s responsibility in his/her academic success, including academic regulations, institutional procedures, and policies.
  • Encourage educational and career exploration and goal setting.
  • Create an environment that is caring, supportive and accessible. 
  • Assist students in exploration, clarification, communication and implementation of realistic choices. 
  • Offer ongoing training and professional development activities for all involved in advising.
  • Provide regular, formal evaluation of advising practices and make adjustments based on evaluation recommendations.




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