CAS Advising


Welcome to the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Academic Advising Team website.

Included on this website is information regarding who we are, what services we provide, and additional helpful information regarding USF policies and processes in context to CAS majors and their goals. We hope these resources will help you engage with CAS Advising and support your success at USF!

cas advising core values

We Cultivate Compassion

We practice compassion toward ourselves and with our students, teaching them to do the same in their own lives and in their engagement with a challenging world.

We Prioritize Partnerships

We foster impact-generating collaborations with students and colleagues, recognizing strength in diverse perspectives, the need for open and honest communication, and the importance of relationship building. 

We Stimulate Scholarship

As higher education professionals, we use current advising theory to guide and enrich our everyday practice. In turn, we use what we learn from our practice to contribute back to the advising community and higher education more broadly.

We Foster a Sense of Belonging

We cultivate a sense of belonging through academic advising, ensuring that every student feels valued and supported in their educational journey. By providing personalized guidance and support tailored to individual needs, we aim to create an environment where every voice is heard and respected. 

We are Inspired by Our Students

Everything we do, we do for our students. We shape our advising practice in response to their needs, imagine possible futures with them, and support them in times of struggle and success. 

Mission + Vision of CAS Advising

2021 Mission

CAS advising team members are a community of practitioners dedicated to providing diversity competent advising, which is a collaborative process where we actively listen to students, connect them to resources aligned with their values, and support their informed decision-making to realize their full potential.  

We encourage students’ lifelong success as individuals and members of their communities leading to improved academic performance and increased critical consciousness.

We embrace the diverse knowledges, skills,and experiences of our team and the structural support USF provides to improve our engagement with students individually and as members of their departments.

2021 Vision

CAS advising team members aspire to lead the development of diversity competent advising practices that create experiences where students feel safe, included, inspired, and connected, resulting in them achieving academic, career, and personal goals.

Structure of CAS Advising

In the CAS, we believe our students are served best by having academic advisors embedded with our academic departments to provide specific support to students and faculty. Therefore, CAS Academic Advisors are assigned to student populations by major, and connected with CAS academic departments. Our advisors are members of the advising team and of the academic departments, which helps develop them as advising experts for their academic disciplines. In addition to the training and professional development on the Art of Advising all CAS Advisors complete, our advisors also seek training and professional development specific to their student population.