Role of Advisors | Kent State University

Role of Advisors

Role of Professional Academic Advisor

  • Work with students on creating their academic plan and setting goals
  • Assist students in interpreting academic policies and procedures
  • Help students as they select courses and progress toward graduation
  • Teach students about the resources and technology available

Role of Faculty Advisor

  • Offer expertise in subject matter
  • Providing mentoring in internship/career development

your role as a student in the advising partnership

  • Set realistic goals and action steps each semester that align with your academic plan
  • Be actively engaged in advising appointments each semester
  • Learn about your program, policies, procedures
  • Utilize the tools and resources to assist with academic planning
  • Follow though with deadlines and referrals
  • Come to advising appointments prepared with a list of courses selected