Few experiences in students' post-secondary careers have as much potential for influencing their development as does academic advising.
- NACADA, Statement of Core Values of Academic Advising
Responsibilities of Advisors and Advisees
- Post office hours for student advisement.
- Provide knowledgeable information regarding the General Core curriculum and the specific requirements of their departmental major(s).
- Provide knowledgeable information about University policies and procedures (or direct their advisees to the appropriate source)
- Provide information about various services available on campus.
- Track each advisee's progress toward completion of degree requirements.
- Review each advisee's proposed schedule of classes prior to pre-registration and make appropriate suggestions.
- Sign various forms such as drop/add, withdrawal from a course, change of major, audit, or overload request.
- Track academic progress, meeting with students who are having academic difficulty and providing appropriate guidance.
- Are respectful of the need for confidentiality between the advisor and advisee.
- Assists with identification and achievement of both career goals and life goals.
- N.B. The Advisee (student) has ultimate responsibility for academic decisions.
- Meet with their advisors as frequently as necessary (at a minimum, during the Advisor Consultation week, prior to pre-registration for the following term).
- Prepare for the consultation meeting (i.e., they review general core and departmental requirements, check for course prerequisites, choose courses and alternates, and plan a tentative schedule).
- Keep in touch with advisors when confronted by any problems which may affect academic performance.
- Are proactive in seeking information which will assist making life and/or career decisions.
- Participate actively in the advisor-advisee relationship.
- Become increasingly self-directed.
- Keep conscientious records of academic progress.
- Recognize that they have ultimate responsibility for academic decisions.