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Academic Advising at Penn State Hazleton

Academic Advisors assist students identify and achieve their academic goals through directed interaction with both faculty and professional advisors.   The intention is to facilitate informed decision making in and out of the classroom.  Since advising is a shared enterprise, both advisors and advisees need to actively engage in the process.  Advisors are to encourage advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning. Ultimately, advisees will assume final responsibility for the successful completion of their program requirements.


Responsibilities of Advisors and Advisees

Both advisers and advisees share responsibilities for the advising relationship to succeed.  Advisers are to encourage advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning.  Advisees will routinely contact their advisers each semester and will assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and the successful completion of graduation requirements.

          Actively participate in the advising process

          Be responsible for their own actions

          Be on time and prepared for appointments

          Be willing to discuss problems and challenges

          Respect each other


Campuses are linked to a University-wide network outlining the course requirements and latest information about academic majors throughout the University. This network includes academic advising specialists available to help students with their advising and information questions. Please stop by the Advising Center to seek assistance with advising, on-line resources including LionPATH and Stafish, and other academic processes (i.e. change of major or campus) at PSU. 

Location

Lower Level, Shiavo Hall
Phone 570-450-3194
E-mail: advisehn@psu.edu

Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Walk-in and Appointment 

Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Appointment Only 

Evening Hours by Appointment 

Staff

Name

Title

Email

Phone

Dr. Karen Sofranko

Academic Advising Manager

kbs18@psu.edu

570-450-3022

Tammy Spevak

Academic Advisor

tus25@psu.edu

570-450-3026

Sue Cervasio

Administrative Assistant

sac2@psu.edu

570-450-3194