- Registration: Learning about registration access time, checking for restrictions and using SU Online to register
- Getting into Closed Courses: Where to get help
- Communicating with Advisees: Sending an initial communication; setting expectations; using profile forms and advising syllabus
- Advising Notes on SUOnline: How to make entries; guidelines for entering advising comments
- Policies and Procedures: Knowing your campus resources; making effective referrals
Advisors are expected to
- Assist students in discerning their educational goals, including discussion of choice of major and vocation with "early stage" freshman and sophomore students.
- Work with students on developing an academic plan (2 year/4 year).
- Recommend class choices on a quarterly basis.
- Recommend enhancement opportunities to advisees, such as study abroad, research and internships, and refer to appropriate offices.
- Monitor student progress and discuss concerns, including intervention during the current quarter.
- Make appropriate referrals to services.
- Provide accurate information regarding requirements, policies and procedures.
As a result of their advising experience, students are expected to
- Discern their educational goals and make an educational plan that includes courses and out-of-class activities.
- Fully understand and track progress towards graduation requirements for their degree/program of study. Graduation requirements can change from time to time; it is the student's responsibility to be aware of current requirements and ensure they are met before graduation.
- Follow SU academic policies, procedures (such as drop/add), and deadlines. (Note: University responsibility for making information available and advisor responsibility for answering questions accurately.)
- Use SU Online and curriculum handbooks effectively as information resources.
- Use advising sessions effectively during Advising Week and otherwise as needed by making appointments, arriving on time, bringing needed materials such as a program evaluation copy, asking specific questions, and expecting advisers to work within their defined roles.
- Check SU email at least once per week.
Advising Session Expectations
- All students will meet with their academic advisors at least once per year.
- Freshmen will meet in-person with their advisor during each quarter during the freshman year.
- New transfer students will meet with their advisor before registering for their second and third quarters.
Each student will discuss their educational plan with an advisor upon entering the major.