NTID counselors/academic advisors provide personal, social, career and academic counseling services to all deaf and hard-of-hearing students at RIT. Every RIT/NTID student has a counselor/academic advisor assigned to work with them.
NTID Counselors / Academic Advisors
Work with students on a variety of issues, such as: relationship concerns, leaving home, family issues, adjustment to college life, choice of major, career exploration.
Provide career assessment.
Lead Freshmen Seminar classes.
Provide referral recommendations for academic and learning needs; physical and mental health concerns; and financial issues.
All personal counseling work with students is kept confidential.
NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services uses a developmental approach that empowers students to reach their educational and personal goals.
Our interactions with students will influence their:
Independence & self-advocacy
Preparation for graduation, employment, and life
This philosophy and how we work with students are consistent with the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics.
NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services advances the academic, personal and career growth and success of all NTID-supported students. Department services are designed to be student centered, pro-active, developmental, and responsive to student needs. Services are integrated within the students' academic and co-curricular experience and support the academic curriculum. Department services include group and individual counseling, career planning and assessment, academic advising and course instruction. Student success is promoted through collaboration and consultation with advisors, tutors, instructors, administrators and other support service providers, as well students' families and community professionals.
Services We Provide
In the NTID associate degree programs, counselors/academic advisors typically have offices in the building where students take many of their courses. This provides easy access for students to see their counselors/academic advisors. These counselors/academic advisors provide career and personal counseling as well as academic advising.
In the bachelor's degree programs, NTID counselors/academic advisors may be located in or near the bachelor program in another college of RIT. These counselors/academic advisors only provide career and personal counseling. Students enrolled in bachelor's degree programs will work with their assigned primary academic advisor in their home college. Tutoring in a variety of courses is available from the NTID support faculty assigned to that college.
Course planning and selection in collaboration with NTID department chairperson and faculty
Learning styles, study skills and time management
Adjustment to college, relationship issues, dorm life/roommate concerns, self-esteem issues, sexuality and sexual identity concerns, and other issues that interfere with academic and/or personal success
Group Counseling & Instruction
Adjustment concerns, identity concerns, relationships, support groups, career exploration and decision making, academic skill development, and learning strategies
Aptitudes, career interests, career maturity, psychological type/temperament, work values
Career Resource & Testing Center (CRTC)
Educational and career information; assessment of students' aptitude, interests, learning style, career maturity, study skills; print, video, and computer-based career development resources, i.e., The Occupational Outlook Handbook
Provide referral recommendations for the following: academic and learning needs, physical and mental health concerns, financial issues, decision making, academic skill development, and learning strategies
Communicate with various internal and external professionals to address students' concerns, issues, and need to maximize academic success
The United States Department of Education has information on obtaining the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms over the Internet, and instructions on how to electronically submit the forms.
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