Advisor and Advisee Responsibilities
Both the student and the advisor have responsibilities for an
effective and beneficial partnership. In addition to both being
active participants in the relationship, each is additionally
responsible for the following:
The student can expect the advisor to:
- Assist the student in understanding the purposes and goals of
higher education and its effects on the student's life and personal
- Understand and effectively interpret the curriculum, graduation
requirements, and university and college policies and
- Assist the student in gaining decision-making skills and in
assuming responsibility for educational plans and
- Encourage and guide the student as he or she defines and
develops realistic goals.
- Encourage and support the student as he or she develops clear
and attainable educational plans.
- Provide the student with information about, and strategies for,
utilizing the available resources and services on campus.
- Monitor progress toward meeting the student's degree plan and
- Assist the student in working closely with other faculty.
- Be accessible for meetings via office hours, one-on-one
appointments, telephone, or e-mail.
- Maintain confidentiality.
The advisor can expect students to:
- Schedule regular appointments or make regular contacts with
your advisor during each semester.
- Arrive prepared to each appointment with questions or material
- Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising
- Accept responsibility for decisions.
- Ask questions if they do not understand an issue or have a
- Maintain a record of progress toward degree plan and goals,
keeping all necessary official documents.
- Complete all assignments and follow through on recommendations
of the advisor.
- Gather all relevant decision-making information.
- Clarify personal values and goals.
- Be knowledgeable about college programs, policies, and