Mission & Stockton Advising Council


The Center for Academic Advising at Stockton University aspires to have an advising program that helps students attain for themselves an education to serve them for a lifetime.

Mission of The Center for Academic Advising

The mission of the Center for Academic Advising is first to assist students in achieving their own educational, personal, and career goals; second, to support faculty in their advising efforts; and third, to provide administrative services to faculty, staff, and students in support of advising at Stockton.

Credo: The Center for Academic advising believes that academic advising is an intentional and collaborative partnership between advisors and students. The focus of this partnership is to help students create and realize their long-term educational, professional, and personal goals and develop critical skills which will assist in a lifetime of learning.

Our Values: We subscribe to the National Academic Advising Association's Concept of Advising statement: thus we consider advising a form of teaching with a pedagogy, a curriculum, and learning outcomes.

We also endorse the NACADA Core Standards, which discuss the obligations and responsibilities of advisors.


The Center for Academic Advising has three major areas of responsibilities.
We are responsible to students in that we:

  • Communicate effectively and honestly with any student seeking academic advice
  • Refer students to other college offices as necessary
  • Maintain a roster of advisees, many of whom are undecided as to major
  • Meet with all students on probation (below 2.00 GPA) once each semester to develop an academic success plan
  • Assist in the registration process at orientation and pre-registration
  • Provide students with accurate information regarding Stockton policies and procedures
  • Answer student questions via email and phone calls
  • Create and maintain a website of advising resources for all students
  • Visit with potential transfer students as a way to assist in the admissions process

We are responsible to faculty in that we:

  • Provide updates and training for all faculty
  • Mentor faculty, especially new faculty, through the advising process
  • Create and maintain a website of advising resources for all faculty
  • Answer faculty questions on policies and procedures
  • Administer a yearly student evaluation of preceptors
  • Work with the Stockton Advising Council to enhance advising at Stockton
  • Present Brown Bag Advising Colloquia in the spring and fall semesters
  • Assist innomination process of the Provost's Research and Professional Development Award

We are responsible for providing administrative and advising support services in that we:

  • Oversee the entire advising process at Stockton
  • Maintain student curriculum data (declarations and changes of major, minors, preceptors)
  • Assist with the Degree Works online degree audit system for all undergraduate majors and minors
  • Make Degree Works adjustments to student curricula as necessary
  • Create and maintain curriculum worksheets for all undergraduate majors and minors
  • Assist in the graduation check-out process in Banner
  • Oversee transfer credit articulation process, including maintenance of equivalency grid
  • Administer Accuplacer math exams to current and incoming students on a need basis
  • Assist in preparing the transfer work of each new transfer student who enters the college

Stockton Advising Council

The Stockton Advising Council was created to serve as an advisory board for The Center for Academic Advising. They give counsel to The Center for Academic Advising on any issues concerning preceptorial advising at Stockton.

The purpose of the Stockton Advising Council is to:

  1. Promote excellence in the employment of best practices in academic advising
  2. Support the growth and development of advising and advisors
  3. Foster awareness of the relevance and importance of advising in our students, faculty, staff, and administration
  4. Raise the level of discourse about advising on our campus, including the notion of advising as teaching
  5. Heighten awareness of the purpose of the Stockton Advising Council throughout the campus

The Stockton Advising Council serves as a liaison to other faculty and staff in their school or office. Each person serves for a two-year term. During the second year a new member is mentored by the current member who will then rotate off. Stockton Advising Council members welcome your input about any type of advising issues.

Best Practices in Preceptorial Advising Document

January 31, 2014, the Stockton Advising Council endorsed a document (click here to view) which outlines a vision, and mision for preceptorial advising at Stockton. The document also outlines what best practices in advising looks like from the point of view of preceptor and preceptee. 

  • Toby Rosenthal, 2nd year
  • Kimoni Ajani, 1st year
  • Benham Tavakkol, 2nd year
  • Ning Ye, 1st year
  • Jordan Corson, 2nd year
  • Meredith Massey, 1st year
  • Kimberly Dickerson, Assistant Dean, 1st year
  • Luis Pena, 1st year
  • Richard Miller, 1st year
  • Lauren Seyler, 2nd year
  • Philip Eaton, 1st year
  • Thushani Rodrigo-Perez, 2nd year
  • Helana Girgis, extended term
  • Elyssa Smith, 2nd year
  • Kathryn Brzozowski, 2nd year
  • Tina Gipson-Jones, extended term
  • Regina Green, 1st year
  • Dayna DeFiore
  • Brett Pulliam,
  • Flora GriffinHall,
  • Naheel Naber
  • Jamal Akhtar
  • G.T. Lenard
  • Carra Hood
  • Dina Yankelewitz
  • Betsy McShea
  • Marcia Fiedler
  • Claire Lopatto
  • Emily van Duyne
  • Lauren Fonseca
  • Marcy Isabella
  • Daniel Ehrenfeld
  • Robert Blaskiewicz
  • Thierry Santine
  • Mark Mallett
  • Jo'el Ludovich
  • Michelle McDonald
  • Adam Miyashiro
  • Arnaldo Cordero-Roman
  • Yongbok Yi
  • Hannah Ueno
  • Nancy Messina
  • Caitlin Pittenger
  • Chris DiSanto
  • Beau Hancock
  • Bevin Song
  • Chung Fan Chong
  • Norma Boakes
  • Lois Spitzer
  • Amy Ackerman
  • Susan Cydis
  • Ronnie Tinsley
  • Pam Vaughan
  • Priti Haria
  • Meg White
  • Stacey Culleny
  • Jung Lee
  • Shelly Myers
  • Amy Hadley
  • Maritza Jauregui
  • Joyce Welliver
  • Margaret Slusser
  • Joan Perks
  • Ron Caplan
  • Mary Padden-Denmead
  • Kerri Sowers
  • Anthony Dissen
  • Michele Previti
  • Bryce Muth
  • Ariane Newman
  • Tara Luke
  • Mark Sullivan
  • Jessie Jarvis
  • Neil Aaronson
  • Ellis Benjamin
  • Earl Benjamin
  • Chia-Liu Wu
  • Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert
  • Steven Kalman
  • Barry Pemberton
  • Jeffrey Webber
  • Donna Albano
  • Aakash Taneja
  • Debbie Corbin
  • Vincent Cicirello
  • Michael Busler
  • Diane Holtzman
  • Esther Lawrence
  • Joe Lema
  • Sandy Chen
  • Helen Wei
  • Naz Onel
  • Noel Criscione
  • Yuli Zhang
  • Marissa Levy
  • Mark Berg
  • William Cabin
  • Michael Rodriguez
  • MaryBeth Sherrier
  • Ellen Mutari
  • Christine Gayda-Chelder
  • Betsy Erbaugh
  • Nazia Kazi
  • Rachel Kirzner
  • Lauren Belasco
  • Ruibin Lu
  • Helana Girgis
  • Pat Donahue, Career Education & Development
  • Maralyn Mason, EOF