In the ideal, the Franklin & Marshall academic advising system has as its guiding principle the belief that academic advising is a natural component and extension of classroom teaching and, as such, is integral to student learning.
It is assumed that:
Given these premises, faculty are central to the academic advising system at Franklin & Marshall. All tenure track faculty with one year of service at the College assume academic advising responsibilities.
The faculty role in the advising system is supplemented and supported by the Dean's Office and the Registrar's Office, particularly in the areas of advisee assignments, new adviser orientation, Beginnings and the development of first-year schedules, new student academic orientation, interventions with students in academic difficulty, and serving as an advising resource for faculty.