Advisor Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicate to advisees the curriculum and graduation requirements for the major.
  • Effectively communicate the College and university’s academic policies and procedures.
  • Encourage and guide advisees to define and develop realistic academic and personal goals.
  • Encourage and support advisees’ academic progress according to their educational plans.
  • Provide advisees with information about available campus resources and services and provide support in utilizing those resources and services.
  • Assist advisees in understanding the purposes and value of higher education and its effects on their lives and personal goals.
  • Monitor and accurately document advisees’ progress toward meeting their academic and personal goals.
  • Be available to advise either individually or in groups during office hours or other academic meeting. Advisors may also use e-mail or the telephone for advisement.
  • Make sure that advisees adhere to the appropriate sequence of course offerings including course prerequisites within their major program of study.
  • Assist advisees in gaining decision-making skills and in assuming responsibility for their educational plans and achievements.
  • Inform advisees of academic and programmatic changes within their major program of study.
  • Maintain confidentiality.