Expectations of Advisors

Advisor Rights and Responsibilities

  1. The advisor has the RESPONSIBILITY to know his/her advisees names.
  2. The advisor has the RESPONSIBILITY to keep all scheduled appointments and to notify the student in advance if it is not possible to keep the scheduled appointment.
  3. The advisor has the RIGHT to expect the student to be knowledgeable about policies, procedures and requirements. They are listed in a variety of sources (e.g. catalog, schedule of classes, student handbook, department check sheets).
  4. The advisor has the RESPONSIBILITY to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively and accurately articulate specific degree requirements, as well as college, Core Curriculum, Areas of Proficiency, TBR requirements, and licensure requirements, if applicable.
  5. The advisor has the RESPONSIBILITY to provide the student with accurate information about alternatives, limitations and possible consequences of academic decisions.
  6. The advisor has the RIGHT to expect that the student will clarify personal values and goals in advance of the advisement session and will be prepared. The student will have an idea of the kind of courses required and a list of alternatives.
  7. The advisor has the RIGHT to be treated in a respectful manner and to become acquainted with the advisee.
  8. The advisor has the RESPONSIBILITY to maintain a complete and accurate file on the student in order to monitor progress towards goals and graduation requirements.
  9. The advisor has the RIGHT to expect the student to meet with the advisor at appropriate times to receive advice in a timely fashion.
  10. The advisor has the RESPONSIBILITY to assist in the reassignment process if differences between the advisor and student should develop.