Responsibilities of Academic Advisors


                                                         Respect the studentís right to privacy of educational records (FERPA)

                                                         Be accessible to students (This includes maintaining regular office hours.)

                                                         Strengthen advising skills by regularly participating in training activities

                                                         Be familiar with institutional regulations and academic policies and procedures and communicate these to the student

                                                         Offer advice on course selection (New Student Orientation process)

                                                         Assist with the development of an academic plan that satisfies degree requirements (Early Bird Advising process)

                                                         Assist with goal-setting, both short-term and long term, that are consistent with studentís abilities and interests (This includes course†††††† load and factors such as academic background, program demands, employment or personal commitments)

                                                         Discuss academic performance and the implications of poor academic performance

                                                         Make referrals to appropriate resources as needed (This includes Tutorial Services, Financial Aid, and Counseling & Career Services)