RESPONSIBILITIES OF ADVISORS AND ADVISEES
Academic Advisors should
- help advisees understand the requirements of their programs (both general education and major) and to plan appropriately to meet those requirements.
- keep track of any changes in degree programs or requirements.
- meet regularly with advisees to assist them with selecting and scheduling appropriate courses to meet program requirements.
- inform advisees of the standards for satisfactory academic progress and to keep track of advisee performance.
- help advisees prepare paperwork necessary to meet program requirements, such as course substitutions and waivers.
- keep careful records of each advising session and of the advice given to advisees.
- work with advisees to provide correct information for the application for graduation.
- refer advisees as needed to other offices on campus for assistance with academic, personal, or emotional difficulties.
- know the requirements of the degree program in which they are enrolled, including keeping track of any changes each year.
- know when to submit required paperwork, including the application for graduation two semesters before the anticipated date.
- work with an advisor to develop a curriculum plan which will allow them to stay on track for their planned graduation, recognizing other responsibilities they might have including family and work obligations.
- keep careful records of their own progress toward their desired degree.
- maintain regular contact with their advisor, including letting the advisor know of any changes since the last advising session.
- prepare, in advance, for each session with their advisor and to bring relevant materials to advising sessions.
- follow through with questions concerning degree requirements, grades, paperwork, or other matters.
- become familiar with resources available to help them.