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Undergraduate Advising: Roles and Responsibilities

My responsibility as your academic advisor is to collaborate with you to develop an academic plan that reflects and achieves your personal goals to the greatest extent possible within the limits of university regulations and requirements. If your goals are unclear right now that’s fine. Use your talks with me to discover your interests – inside and outside of the classroom. While I may do paperwork to support you in achieving your goals from time to time, my primary function is to mentor and coach you toward academic success. If you having trouble with classes for some reason, come see me. Part of my job is to help you connect with campus resources that can help you. If things are going well for you, your meetings with me can be a time to talk about what the next step could be for you.  

Your Responsibility as a Student  

As a student, you are responsible for and in charge of the decisions about your academic career. Being responsible for your education means that you need to understand your graduation requirements and be aware of and adhere to academic regulations, deadlines, and procedures you need to follow. It is up to you to decide how engaged you will be in your classes, with me, with your professors and across campus. It is your responsibility to utilize campus resources and seek help when needed. You are encouraged to meet with your advisor as often as needed.

The Goal of Advising 

As a result of our advising meetings you will:

  • Define your personal and professional goals more clearly over time
  • Develop decision making skills that help you to make informed and intentional academic, personal, and time management choices consistent with your goals