North America Technical Institute (NATI) believes a motivated working adult student body and a caring, dedicated instructors are as important to educational and professional success as prior student academic preparation. Accordingly, the Institute employs instructors who possess the required credentials and demonstrate an ability to teach, are interested in the continuing development of students, and are willing to assist them in attaining individual goals. The development of competitive academic programs, delivery of quality instruction, and provision of effective support services including student advising demonstrate the commitment of the Instructor Advisor to the professional aspirations and continuing development of working adult students. Advising at NATI influences student satisfaction, student success and student persistence through frequent and quality out-of-classroom interaction with instructors. Instructor Advising is the predominant and most effective mode for assuring this exchange. Teaching and advising are integral components of a NATI instructor’s professional portfolio. As with teaching, advising strengthens the instruc-tor-student bond by stimulating a positive, shared, active approach to both intellectual and inter-personal learning activities. Advising enhances adult student learning and it improves institutional effectiveness. Dependable, accurate, respectful, honest, friendly, and professional student advising helps fulfill NATI’s commitment to quality education and training for working adult students.
International Students Advising
The student’s Designated School Official (DSO) upon entering a program is the go-to staff mem-ber at NATI. F-1 students should meet with the DSO early in their program to plan their course schedule and answer their questions.