Welcome to the Academic Advisement Center at Mott Community College. Academic Advising at Mott Community College is a collaborative, interactive and systematic process that is ongoing, multifaceted, and is a shared responsibility of both the student and the assigned advisor.
Academic Advisors assist and support students in a variety of ways. Your assigned advisor will guide you through the development of a meaningful academic plan that aligns with your career and personal goals. Your advisor can assist in selection of a program of study, while providing an academic plan including course approval. Your advisor will monitor your academic progress toward completion as well as assist you in locating internal and external resources that are student-centered and support success.
Course planning and approvals do not require an academic advising appointment. Students are encouraged to use their My Backpack self-service tools to plan courses and communicate electronically with their assigned advisor. My Backpack can be accessed by students through the MCC4me Portal. The academic planning tools are located in the “Advising” tab in My Backpack.
Students can add courses to their timeline by selecting the “Timeline” tab. Please ensure that you click the “Request Review” tab located in the top right corner to notify your academic advisor that there is a pending review for approval and allow for 72 hours for your assigned advisor to review your request.
You can also use the "Compose a note" feature under the "Note" tab to communicate with your assigned advisor, but students must hit the "Request Review" in order for courses to be approved.
If you are unsure on what courses to plan or have questions for your assigned advisor, there are several ways to schedule and academic advisement session with your assigned advisor.
Access your My Compass network from your MCC4Me portal and navigate to your “Success Network”. Locate your Assigned Advisor and use the drop-down menu to choose your appointment type.
Express advising is a 15-minute advising session on a first come, first served basis and can be requested at the Prahl Center Welcome Desk located on the main floor of the Prahl College Center. Express advising is ideal for quick questions, modification to current approval, and for guidance on the current or upcoming semester. Because the session is short and you may not be meeting with your assigned advisor, express sessions cannot assist with long term planning needs, academic success planning, transfer advising, and other in-depth services that are offered during advising sessions with your assigned advisor.
Being prepared for your academic advisement session is critical in ensuring that your session is effective, and you leave that session with answers to questions and a quality academic plan. In order to prepare for your session, we recommend the following steps:
Planning for University Transfer can be a multi-step process and requires transferring students to explore transfer opportunities, resources, and planning steps. Comprised below are important transfer links and resources, but we encourage students who are considering a transfer to meet with their assigned advisor for a thorough transfer planning and building a roadmap to University transfer.
Academic Advising at MCC has adopted the Core Values of NACADA has a framework for academic advising and student success. The overarching adoption Academic Advisings include:
Through academic advising, students learn to become members of their higher education community, to think critically about their roles and responsibilities as students, and to prepare to be educated citizens of a democratic society and a global community. Academic advising engages students beyond their own world views, while acknowledging their individual characteristics, values, and motivations as they enter, move through, and exit the institution.
Academic Advising is build upon pedagogy, which includes:
Academic advising, as a teaching and learning process, requires a pedagogy that incorporates the preparation, facilitation, documentation, and assessment of advising interactions. Although the specific methods, strategies, and techniques may vary, the relationship between advisors and students is fundamental and is characterized by mutual respect, trust, and ethical behavior.