- Post appropriate office hours and always make time for students a priority during these hours and at other times as you are available.
- Assist students in understanding all degree requirements including institutional, departmental, course sequencing and other pertinent information.
- Never give out an advisement number without adequate contact with, and advisement of, each individual student.
- Be proactive throughout the advisement process by initiating contact with advisees to communicate requirements and deadlines and to discuss their educational plan.
- Learn to access and use enrollment information on the Gorilla User System (GUS).
- Project that you genuinely care about students by serving as a resource to help them clarify life, career and academic goals.
- Know about and make referrals to support services as appropriate.
- Be aware of policies, requirements, resources and materials necessary for student's academic progress and achievement.
Advisors provide advice and information regarding:
- Major and minor choice
- Course schedule and sequence
- General education completion
- Understanding the degree audit
- Learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Academic success goals
- Problem solving and decision making
- Career choice and graduate school
Advisors are most often faculty in the department of the student's major. If a student is undeclared, he/she may be advised through the Freshman Experience or Transitions course instructor or a volunteer undeclared advisor from across campus.
Students can locate their assigned advisor by accessing their Degree Audit or under Degree Information using the Gorilla User System (GUS).