Academic Advising Programs

Advisor Training and Development

College Liaisons & Advising and Retention Specialists

The relationship between faculty, retention specialists, and academic advisors allows for a more seamless advising experience for students. Each plays an important and complementary role in students’ intellectual and academic exploration. 

Academic Advising Liaisons & College Advising and Retention Specialists
College of Agriculture

Academic Advising Liaison
Jason Stapleton

College Advising and Retention Specialist
Denise Crosswhite
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Academic Advising Liaison
Anna Flores
College Advising and Retention Specialist
Ashley Person
College of Business
Academic Advising Liaison
Jasmany "Jas" Garcia
Assistant Dean, College of Business
Jenn Duggan
College of Communication & Education
Academic Advising Liaison
Pablo Soto

College Advising and Retention Specialist
Shawn Brackett

College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management
Academic Advising Liaison
Jason Stapleton
Director of ECC Student Success Center
Art Cox
College of Humanities & Fine Arts
Academic Advising Liaison
Anna Flores
College Advising and Retention Specialist
Shawna Lucas
College of Natural Sciences
Academic Advising Liaison
Brianna Ellis

College Advising and Retention Specialist
Jaime Nelson

Advisor Training & Development Coordinator
Kylee Sharp

Student Learning Outcomes for First-Year Advising Experiences

The student understands that they are responsible for knowing and completing their degree requirements and that advisors are responsible for “actively helping” them integrate these requirements successfully into an academic plan.
The student understands who the members of their support team are. This team includes, but is not limited to:
  • GE and/or Graduation Advisor(s)
  • Major and/or faculty advisors(s)
  • Career Advisor(s)
  • Support Program Advisor(s) as applicable
The student understands that they need to meet with their advisor(s) regularly, at least once per semester. The student knows where and how to make contact with an advisor.
The student understands the importance of prioritizing their own health and wellbeing and is aware of resources available on campus to help them thrive.
The student understands that finding success and satisfaction in college is about more than earning a degree. The student has a plan for engaging in one or more of the following:
  • Campus engagement
  • Community engagement
  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Career Development
  • Study Abroad
The student understands degree requirements and how each type of requirement (General Education/Major/Minor/Elective) contributes to degree completion.
The student is able to express their level of commitment to their declared major or are still exploring major options and has developed a course plan and/or an exploration plan as necessary.
The student knows when they want to graduate and understands how many units they need to take per semester on average to graduate on their preferred timeframe.
The student knows how to access and utilize e-advising tools to select a balanced and productive course load for the upcoming term.
The student knows how to locate information on university policies, procedures, dates, and deadlines using the University Catalog and the Academic Calendar.

Chico State 360 Training

The Chico State 360 initiative has added greater flexibility to the way Chico State faculty, staff, students and alumni communicate and interact with one another on a daily basis. CS360 is a valuable tool in providing high quality advising that is critical in student retention and success. This shared note system will allow advisors to get a more complete picture of students and provide them with a more holistic advising experience.

Faculty Advisors will receive invitations from Academic Advising Programs in Spring 2020 for online training for CS360. If you do not receive an invitation and wish to receive training, please contact your College Advising and Retention Specialist listed above or Cameron W. Kelly, the University Advisement Training Coordinator. 

Dual Advising at CSU, Chico

CSU, Chico utilizes a dual advising system to help students graduate on time.

Academic Advising Programs, located in the Student Service Center (SSC) 220, is known as the “Home of Undeclared”.  Academic Advisors provide developmental advising to all undecided students, students in transition, and even to students who have a declared major. 

“Developmental academic advising recognizes the importance of interactions between the student and the campus environment, it focuses on the whole person, and it works with the student at that person's own life stage of development.”

-Margaret King, “Developmental Academic Advising”

Types of Advising

View of the Text of the Dual Advising Venn Diagram.

Image depicts the roles of academic and faculty advisors.

Academic Status Committee