Advisee Responsibilities – What You Are Expected To Do

  • Schedule regular appointments or make regular contact with your advisor during each semester.
  • Come prepared to each appointment with questions or material for discussion.
  • Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising experience.
  • Ask questions if you do not understand an issue or have a specific concern.
  • Keep a personal record of your progress toward meeting your goals.
  • Organize official documents in a way that enables you to access them when needed.
  • Complete all assignments or recommendations from your advisor.
  • Gather all relevant decision-making information.
  • Clarify personal values and goals and provide your advisor with accurate information regarding your interests and abilities.
  • Become knowledgeable about college programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Accept responsibility for your decisions.

Advisor Responsibilities – What You Can Expect

  • Understand and effectively communicate the curriculum, graduation requirements, and university and college policies and procedures.
  • Encourage and guide students as they define and develop realistic goals.
  • Encourage and support students as they gain the skills to develop clear and attainable educational plans.
  • Provide students with information about and strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campus.
  • Assist students in understanding the purposes and goals of higher education and its effects on their lives and personal goals.
  • Monitor and accurately document students’ progress toward meeting their goals.
  • Be accessible for meeting with advisees via office hours, telephone, and e-mail.
  • Assist students in gaining decision-making skills and learning to assume responsibility for their educational plans and achievements.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Assist students in working closely with their professors.