What can I expect from my advisor in the advising relationship?

Your advisor has set expectations in the advising process. You can expect your advisor to:

  • Understand and effectively communicate the curriculum, graduation requirements, and university policies and procedures.
  • Encourage and guide you to define and develop realistic goals.
  • Provide you with information and strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campus.
  • Assist you in understanding the purposes and goals of higher education and its effect on your life and personal goals.
  • Monitor and accurately document your progress toward meeting your goals.
  • Be accessible for meeting with you via office hours for advising, telephone, e-mail, or web access.
  • Assist you to develop skills in decision-making so that you may assume responsibility for your educational plans and achievements.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Assist you in working closely with your instructors.