Successful academic advising is a collaboration between you and your advisors and mentors.
Roles and Responsibilities
|As a student, we expect you to . . .||As academic advisors, you can expect us to . . .|
|Engage in the self-reflection needed to answer: “What do I want out of my academic experience at WSU? What are my interests, goals, dreams? Who am I hoping to become?”||Help you connect your values, interests, & goals to learning opportunities (e.g., potential UCORE courses, degrees/majors, minors, certificates, co-curricular experiences.|
|Educate yourself on key department, college, & university rules, requirements, policies, procedures and deadlines by reviewing the WSU catalog.||Help you understand key department, college & university rules, requirements, policies, procedures, and critical deadlines.|
|Meet with your academic advisor each semester. Be prepared and on time or your appointment.||Provide clear instructions for making advising appointments.
Provide timely responses to your questions & concerns.
|Gather all relevant information, materials, & questions in preparation for your advising ; list of questions.||Provide information & guidance on various requirements; check/update of degree requirements; track progress toward degree; review transfer credits; explain how other resources can support your academic success.|
|Consider how to utilize UCORE courses, electives, & to maximize your undergraduate experience (e.g., research & creative activities, civic engagement, internships, global education, leadership).||Help you develop a holistic academic plan to reach your goals.
Connect students with other resources that support their development and academic success.
|Be present & fully engaged during advising appointments (i.e., take notes; ) & complete any follow-up work assigned during the appointment.||Be present & fully engaged during advising appointments (i.e., take notes; ask questions) & complete any follow-up work generated by the appointment.|
|Keep a personal record of your progress toward your academic goals (e.g., major requirements; UCORE requirements; graduation requirements).||Maintain accurate & confidential records about your academic progress.|
|Take ownership of your academic decisions, take action, & engage in sustained efforts to reach your academic goals.||Empower you to make academic decisions, take action, and engaged in sustained efforts to reach your academic goals.|