A faculty member of your university purportedly
assigned to help students plan their
course schedules to fit each student's degree and career plans but who are not required to know
or provide accurate information regarding available courses, pre-requisites, required courses, course alternatives, etc. and often supply
advice that ends up being detrimental to the student.
Side of "academic advising" include:
Taking one or more classes that are unnecessary and ending up taking 5 years to earn a 4 year degree.
Realizing 2 weeks before
graduation that you could have
graduated a semester early if it weren't for that "career exploration" class you took freshman year that your advisor recommended you take to "discover your calling" or "meet people
in your major."
Realizing that those transfer
transferred and you did not need to re-take that class.
My academic advisor said I had to take
a full year of underwater basket
for my degree, turns
out I don't and now I won't graduate this semester.
My advisor screwed me over, I'll never the mistake of taking his advice