In order to be successful in your academic career, it is essential to stay informed, plan effectively, and engage in proactive, positive decision-making and problem-solving. Your academic advisor is here to help!
Academic advising is a partnership between student and academic advisor, and includes shared decision-making and responsibility. Make sure to meet with your academic advisor regularly to ensure that you are on the right track.
Strategies for a Successful Advising Relationship
Plan ahead! Schedule appointments with your academic advisor well ahead of registration periods. This allows you time to meet with your advisor and helps you to avoid frustrating waits and missed opportunities.
Responsibilities in the Advising Relationship
Students are active partners in the advising relationship, and as such, should:
Gather all relevant decision-making information
Identify and understand personal values and goals
Become knowledgeable about policies, procedures, and requirements
Accept responsibility for decisions
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Ford, J. (n.d.). Example University Advising Handbook.