Effective academic advising requires a partnership
between the advisee and adviser. An adviser helps advisees plan their academic
programs, select appropriate extracurricular activities, and identify
internships and/or summer work experiences to confirm and prepare them for their
chosen careers. The academic adviser helps advisees achieve their personal and
professional goals and potential.
The Role of the Advisor
The role of
the academic advisor extends beyond course and program scheduling.
Advisors can assist the student with virtually all aspects of the
academic experience and provide information regarding campus resources
as needed. Some of the specific responsibilities of academic
advisors include but are not limited to:
- Advisors introduce and assist students with their
transitions to the academic world by helping them see value in the learning
process, gain perspective on the college experience, become more responsible and
accountable, set priorities and evaluate their progress, and uphold honesty with
themselves and others about their successes and limitations.
- Advisors encourage self-reliance and support students as
they strive to make informed and responsible decisions, set realistic goals, and
develop lifelong learning and self-management skills.
- Advisors respect students' rights to their individual
beliefs and opinions.
- Advisors guide and teach students to understand and apply
classroom concepts to everyday life.
- Advisors help students establish realistic goals and
objectives and encourage them to be responsible for their own progress and
- Advisors recognize the changing nature of the college and
university environment and diversity within the student body. They acknowledge
the changing communication technologies used by students and the resulting new
learning environments. They are sensitive to the responsibilities and pressures
placed on students to balance course loads, financial and family issues, and
- Advisors are encouraged to investigate all available
avenues to help students explore academic opportunities.
- Advisors respect student confidentiality rights regarding
personal information. Advisors practice with an understanding of the
institution's interpretation of applicable laws such as the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
When to See an
All students have the right to consult with an advisor at
least three times a semester:
Students are encouraged to
seek out their advisor any time they have questions or need assistance. It is
the responsibility of the student to consult with the advisor during
registration. An advisor will assist the student in scheduling courses so as to
fulfill the requirements of the degree program. Nevertheless, it is the
responsibility of the student to fulfill the relevant requirements of the
degree. Advisors also maintain files on individual advisees to assist in
- During the registration period;
- At mid-term evaluation;
- General Advisement session.
What to Expect of
What Your Advisor
Expects of You
enrolled in all undergraduate schools are assigned advisors to assist them in
planning and following a given education program of study. An advisor’s
assistance is invaluable in helping students define a given program of study or
printed copy of unofficial transcript,
Curriculum guide sheet for major/concentration,
Web Registration Form,
Copy of Transfer Credit Evaluation Form – if
All Accounting majors are
to be advised by the Department Chair or faculty of the department
The advisor’s signature is
required on all web registration forms, change of program forms, and related
All Finance majors are to be advised by the Department Chair or faculty
member of the department
Supply Chain majors are to be advised by the Department Chair or faculty member
of the department
School of Business Administration
Dean: Dr. Lydia
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