Advising Forms

Because academic advising is an important component of a student's academic experience, the university has established a system of faculty and academic staff advising intended to bring each student into a friendly, helpful relationship with a faculty or academic staff member who shares the student's academic or professional interests.  The College of Education and Human Sciences believes that good advising is essential to the success of our students and their ability to complete their baccalaureate degree.  The responsibilities listed below are offered to assist advisors with understanding their role:

  • Be available to their advisees, maintaining a reasonable number of office hours and communicating by other appropriate means.
  • Initiate meetings with new advisees and to monitor closely freshman advisees and those who are experiencing academic difficulties.
  • Know policies and procedures concerning program requirements, university graduation, and academic programs outlined in the University Catalog, the course schedule, relevant departmental materials and the Faculty Advising Handbook.
  • Be familiar with the advisee's file before the student arrives for an appointment.
  • Know what is required for students to maintain good academic standing.
  • Work with advisees to track their progress towards their degree and provide consultation for students on such matters as course selection, balancing work and school, and academic achievement.
  • Assist advisees with class scheduling and long-rang career planning.
  • Address advisees' concerns by referring them to appropriate student services such as Career Services, Academic Skills Center, Writing Center, Financial Aid, content specific labs.
  • Be knowledgeable about the requirements of a particular major, the General Education program, specific degree requirements, academic policies and regulations of the university.
  • Help students understand the value of their liberal arts-based education.