Program History and Goals
The spark that has grown to become Advise USC started in Fall 2020 with the goal of replacing the aging, homegrown platform called Advisement Database (ABD). The project team reviewed 8 platforms and met with counterparts at 4 peer institutions to learn about their journeys implementing advisement platforms. Each institution expressed the importance of organizational alignment within the platform of choice.
The organization alignment efforts began in February 2022 when the program steering committee was first convened. The committee met over six weeks to analyze the current versus desired experiences surrounding academic advising through multiple lenses.
The Advise USC Program will bring a platform to campus that will integrate advising departments across campus and embrace all students’ entire academic endeavors.