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Advisor/Advisee Responsibilities

Here is an excellent summary of the reciprocal responsibilities that a good advisor/advisee relationship is built on, courtesy of Nancy S. King of Kennesaw State University:

Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Communicate university policies and procedures
  • Help students define and develop realistic goals
  • Match student needs with available resources; make appropriate referrals
  • Assist students with planning programs consistent with their abilities and interests
  • Discuss linkage between academic preparation and careers

Advisee Responsibilities:

  • Gather all relevant decision-making information
  • Clarify personal values and goals
  • Become knowledgeable about college programs, policies, and procedures
  • Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising experience
  • Ask questions if you do not understand an issue or have a concern
  • Accept responsibility for decisions

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