Listening to the Campus Community

Throughout the summer and early into the fall semester, the Advise USC Program Steering Committee engaged the campus community in listening sessions to better understand the perception of academic advising at USC and to inform the new advising platform’s goals and deliverables. The following groups of stakeholders were invited and consulted. Advising Directors Graduate Academic… Continue reading Listening to the Campus Community

Journey of the Steering Committee

Early in the Spring 2022 semester, at the request of Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Andrew McConnell Stott, a steering committee of advising leaders and technologists was convened to guide the future of the Advise USC program. This committee includes: Grant Derderian, Chief Technology Officer, Provost IT Dr.… Continue reading Journey of the Steering Committee

WASC Concurs that Advisement Database should be replaced

As part of USC’s accreditation review in 2021, WASC calls attention to the importance of the University’s advising practices in addition to a more modern technology platform. USC generally attracts students with strong interdisciplinary interests and many pursue double majors and minors to advance their educational goals. However, students and some faculty expressed concern that… Continue reading WASC Concurs that Advisement Database should be replaced

Where did Advise USC come from?

USC Undergraduate Advisement Database (ADB) A home-grown platform built in 2007 to synthesize disparate undergraduate student data for use by 500+ program advisors across more than 250 program units. Until recently, ADB served every undergraduate academic program at USC. It also serves supplemental programs such as Athletics, Neighborhood Academic Initiative, Student Affairs, Academic Review, and… Continue reading Where did Advise USC come from?