One of the most important things for an Academic Advisor to understand is just what resources are available to them and how to use each of those resources to the fullest. In this section, we will introduce you to the following:
- The online General Catalog is updated annually by the Registrar's Office to serve as an introductory document to Utah State University. The catalog contains information about many University policies and procedures and information about University academic and auxiliary departments. Perhaps the most used portion of the catalog is the comprehensive listing of course descriptions for each academic department.
- Major Requirement Sheets are updated annually by academic departments and the Registrar's Office. These documents are available for students to use when trying to determine and understand specific program requirements. Each major at Utah State has a Major Requirement Sheet.
You will need access to the General Catalog, and Major Requirement Sheets to complete this module.
Spend time becoming familiar with each of the above resources. Look closely at how the General Catalog and Major Requirement Sheets are organized. Consider the target audiences of each. Be prepared to use these documents in a mock advising session.