Advisee and Advisor Roles and Responsibilities

As a student, you have the responsibility to:

  • Clarify your personal values, interests, abilities and goals
  • Contact your advisor and schedule an appointment when required or when you need assistance
  • Read the undergraduate catalog and student guide to university policies carefully, become knowledgeable, and adhere to all academic policies, procedures, and degree requirements
  • Become knowledgeable and use regularly, the UDSIS system which includes online degree audits and assists you in monitoring your academic progress but does not serve in place of meetings with your academic advisor
  • Prepare for advisement sessions and bring appropriate information and materials
  • Follow through on recommendations, referrals and tasks discussed during advisement sessions
  • Accept ultimate responsibility for your academic decisions and actions

Advisors have the responsibility to:

  • Mentor you
  • Help you develop realistic educational and career goals
  • Assist you in planning an academic program consistent with your interests and abilities
  • Assist you with monitoring your academic progress
  • Interpret academic policies, procedures and requirements
  • Aid with registration process and regulate course substitutions
  • Inform you of special academic opportunities and refer you to other university support services, when appropriate
  • Discuss career and internship opportunities related to your academic program