Advisor Responsibilities

  • Be available to students on a regular basis and be conscientious about posting and adhering to a schedule of office hours for advising conferences. This is especially important during preregistration and drop/add periods.
  • Maintain a record of advisee information.  This information may include curriculum sheets, failure to appear for appointments, any academic difficulties, choice of vocational preference, decision to change major or any other appropriate comments.
  • Establish personal relations and rapport with advisees and help resolve academic difficulties
  • Discuss long-range educational and vocational goals, and assist in planning appropriate academic programs
  • Keep resource materials (such as the TU Bulletin, Student Handbook, etc.) which may answer questions about academic and non-academic policies and procedures. Other useful resources are the Academic Regulation and Procedures for undergraduate, academic calendar and class schedules (available online).
  • Know about resource persons to whom to refer students for information and advice (Deans' offices, Registrar's office, tutorial services, career resources, etc.)
  • Be informed about personal counseling programs available through the Counseling Center in the event referral is necessary
  • Be aware of resources and opportunities available to facilitate in-class and extracurricular learning
  • Send occasional invitations to advisees encouraging them to come in for discussion and performance reviews
  • Assist students in their decision making process relating to course choice, vocational indecision, personal problems, etc.