American University of Beirut

FAS Academic Advisers

​​Academic advising is a collaborative process based on personal responsibility, regular interaction, and positive rapport between students and faculty. The American University of Beirut will provide students with an advising experience that facilitates personal development, enhances academic performance, and ensures progress towards graduation.

Responsibilities of Academic Advisers

  • Support the mission of AUB to assist students to make appropriate academic and professional decisions, and to work with relevant faculty, student officers, administrative officers and staff to resolve student issues
  • Be familiar with AUB’s academic programs, requirements, policies and procedures, including but not limited to: programs of study, how to add or withdraw, filling of petitions and forms, and determining academic standing
  • Assist students to select appropriate classes, choose majors, and develop academic plans, while also helping students to recognize and work through issues that hinder academic performance
  • Be sensitive and effective in assisting students with different life experiences, social and cultural backgrounds, values and abilities
  • Be available and accessible to student advisees on a reasonable and reliable basis using an appropriate number of office hours
  • Maintain student confidentiality and high degree of professionalism
  • Help students to develop an understanding of academic and personal integrity

Responsibilities of Students

  • Be familiar with AUB’s academic programs, degree requirements, policies, procedures and resources
  • Make appointments with your academic advisor on a regular and timely basis, as required by the university, faculties and departments
  • Respect the personal time and boundaries of your academic advisor by being on time for appointments, limiting interactions with advisers to posted office hours, and being fully prepared to discuss academic issues
  • Keep your academic advisor informed of any changes that might impact or interfere with your academic progress
  • Establish and maintain your AUB email account
  • Register for classes during your scheduled time period
  • Take personal responsibility for your actions and decisions

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