Advisor Advising Responsibilities

1. Registration and Program Advising

a. To help the student feel welcome and to provide pertinent general information relative to University life;

b. To assist the student in completing registration and utilizing the drop/add process;

c. To be certain that the student is familiar with procedures and regulations relative to curricula offered, requirements for graduation, required courses and electives, and the content and values of specific courses;

d. To make the student aware that he/she is primarily responsible for the development of an appropriate academic program;

e. To establish a basis of contact with the student upon which personal, academic, and administrative process may be integrated.

 

2. Scholastic Achievement

a. To coordinate this University and its offerings with the student’s abilities, needs, and interests;

b. To assist the student in the evaluation of scholastic strengths and weaknesses, and planning for improvement;

c. To analyze with the student personal efficiency in studying with attention to individual energy, health, and related problems.

 

3. Social Adjustment

a. To assist the student in making wise and sufficient selection of suitable activities in line with abilities and interests;

b. To encourage the student to give support to worthy and interesting programs for the social good;

c. To identify, prevent, or remedy the social maladjustment of the student through observations and conferences;

d. To assist the student to develop a sense of personal integrity;

e. To use available resources as a means of understanding and helping the individual to meet problems of social relationships in the classroom, in living arrangements, and with friends and family.

 

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