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Student and Advisor Responsibilities

Understanding what your responsibilities are helps you be more successful in college.


Student Responsibilities

  • Schedule regular appointments or make regular contact with your advisor during each semester
  • Come prepared to each appointment with questions or material for discussion
  • Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising experience
  • Ask questions if you do not understand an issue or have a specific concern
  • Keep a personal record of your progress toward meeting your goals
  • Organize official documents in a way that enables you to access them when needed
  • Complete all assignments or recommendations from your advisor
  • Gather all relevant decision-making information
  • Clarify personal values and goals and provide advisor with accurate information regarding your interests and abilities
  • Become knowledgeable about college programs, policies, and procedures
  • Accept responsibility for decisions

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Understand and effectively communicate the curriculum, graduation requirements, and university and college policies and procedures
  • Encourage and guide students as they define and develop realistic goals
  • Encourage and support students as they gain the skills to develop clear and attainable educational plans
  • Provide students with information about and strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campus
  • Assist students in understanding the purposes and goals of higher education and its effects on their lives and personal goals
  • Monitor and accurately document students’ progress toward meeting their goals
  • Be accessible to advisees via office hours for advising, telephone, or email
  • Assist students in gaining decision making skills and assuming responsibility for their own educational plans and achievements
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Assist students in working closely with their professors and faculty advisors

Faculty Mentor Responsibilities






Success Advising Center
Warrensburg 64093
Union 128
Tel: (660) 543-4721



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