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Roles & Responsibilities

Adviser Responsibilities – What You Can Expect

You can expect me as your adviser to:

  • Guide you to resources about the curriculum, graduation requirements, and Institute 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 students’ progress toward meeting their goals.
  • Be accessible for meeting with advisees via office hours for advising, telephone, e-mail, or web access.
  • Assist students in gaining decision making skills and skills in assuming responsibility for their educational plans and achievements.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Assist students in working closely with their professors.

Advisee Responsibilities – What You Are Expected To Do

 As an advisee, you have clear responsibilities in the advising partnership in order to be successful:

  • Schedule regular appointments or make regular contacts with adviser during each term.
  • 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 adviser.
  • Gather all relevant decision-making information.
  • Clarify personal values and goals and provide advisor with accurate information. regarding your interests and abilities.
  • Become knowledgeable about Institute programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Accept responsibility for decisions.