Student and Advisor Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities Advisor Responsibilities
The student has the responsibility to meet with the first-year advisor during fall orientation. The Advisor is responsible to meet students during the fall orientation to help students in their academic/ educational transition to Elizabethtown College.
The student has the responsibility to meet with his/her first-year advisor within the first week after orientation to open communications and adjust schedules during the drop/add period. The first-year advisor is prepared to meet with advisees within the first week to assist with schedule changes in the drop/add period
The student is an active participant in the advisor/ advisee relationship. As such, the student will communicate concerns, needs, and problems in an effort to keep the advisor apprised. The advisor assists students in indenting educational, career, and personal goals.
The student accepts responsibility for decision making and decisions and consults the advisor after the five week warning period to assess goals and objectives After the five week early warning notices, the advisor assists students in developing an academic plan which actualizes goals and objectives consistent with the students abilities and interests.
The student is knowledgeable about college policies, procedures, and regulations as well as program and graduation requirements. Sources of information include the college catalog; the Academic Advising Handbook and major check sheets. The advisor encourages students to take an active role in their academic program and refers the students to regulations, programs and graduation requirements.
The student schedules a pre-registration advising appointment with the first-year advisor to discuss program development in relation to course selection, major/career goals, and scheduling of classes during the tenth and twelfth weeks. The advisor serves as a primary communication source for students, providing current information about academic policies, procedures, regulations and programs during pre – registration, weeks ten through twelve.
The student has prepared in advance for the preregistration advising appointment, has obtained materials from Registration and Records in readiness for the advising session, knows course requirements for the major program, has thought about course selection and has developed a tentative outline of courses and class meeting times. The Advisor maintains a current file on each student’s progress toward major and degree requirements, commensurate with the student’s goals and objectives.
The student understands the first year advisor is an informational source. (When appropriate, the advisor may serve as a referral agent helping the student to obtain assistance in areas of concern.) The advisor has knowledge of college referral sources and services which may assist students in their educational, career, and/or personal development. When appropriate, the advisor may act as a referral agent.
The student has the responsibility to maintain a personal advising file, which includes program requirements, advising notes, and other information disseminated by the first-year advisor in this folder. The advisor is a listener, and facilitates students' growth in the areas of academic, career, and personal concerns.
The student is familiar with, and committed to upholding, the Pledge of Integrity. The advisor confronts students openly and honestly on issues of integrity, academic honesty. behaviors, and rights and responsibilities.
The student knows the office hours and locations of the first-year advisor. The advisor has regular office hours posted.