Develop communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills by:
- Identifying academic and personal goals,
- Articulating preferences, expressing opinions, and addressing confusion during advising sessions, and
- Assessing the cause, the resolution, and the avoidance of negative issues and problems.
Develop skills in locating and effectively using information and resources that help achieve goals by:
- Identifying websites, campus offices, and appropriate faculty or staff for consultation, and
- Using information from university resources to assess progress towards achieving goals.
Understand the relationship between classroom experiences and academic, career, and personal goals by:
- Describing how general education requirements help achieve academic and career goals,
- Using effective planning by understanding graduation requirements and credit load so graduation occurs as desired,
- Connecting education plans and career goals, and
- Articulating personal strengths and weaknesses in preparation for intended major and desired occupations.
Responsibilities and Expectations of Advisors and Students
- Understand and effectively and accurately communicate curriculum, graduation requirements, and university policies and procedures.
- Listen to concerns and respect individual values and choices.
- Assist in creating an educational plan that is consistent with academic and personal goals.
- Be available to answer questions through scheduled meetings, phone, or email.
- Assess academic performance and areas of strength to ensure they are consistent with students' personal needs and plans.
- Refer to other campus offices and resources as appropriate.
- Schedule and attend advising appointments approximately once per semester.
- Be involved in the advising process by being prepared to discuss goals and educational plans during advising meetings.
- Be open and willing to consider advice from faculty, advisors, and other mentors.
- Bring a list of questions to advising appointments.
- Review major plan of study each semester and track progress towards completing graduation requirements.
- Commit to a major when appropriate and actively engage with a faculty advisor on a regular basis.
- Access and read ISU email regularly and respond promptly to all correspondence.
- Become knowledgeable of campus policies, procedures, and resources.
- Take primary and increasing responsibility for making decisions based on available information and advice.