Engineering Advising Center Expectations

Student Responsibilities in the Advising Relationship

We expect you to:

  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor at least once each semester and keep him or her apprised of your plans and progress throughout the year.
  • Come prepared to advising meetings by doing research using available resources.  Bring questions you would like to ask your advisor and a tentative academic plan for the next term.
  • Take primary and increasing responsibility for your decisions, and be honest with your advisor when you are struggling – either academically or personally.
  • Be open to your advisor’s suggestions and complete tasks you and your advisor agree would be beneficial to your success.
  • Read all CoE emails, newsletters, and EAC communication to become knowledgeable about College policies, deadlines, resources, and opportunities.
  • Regularly re-evaluate whether you are meeting your goals and CoE graduation requirements.
  • Adhere to the College of Engineering Honor Code.  If you are unsure what constitutes an Honor Code violation


Advisor Responsibilities in the Advising Relationship

You can expect us to:

  • Set aside time to meet with you individually and respond promptly to your emails/calls.
  • Understand and effectively communicate CoE requirements and University and College policies.
  • Assist you in defining your goals, interest, values, and strengths, and connecting these with academic and career paths.
  • Listen to your concerns and respect your unique background, identity, values, and choices.
  • Help you assess your academic performance and identify strategies to maximize your education.
  • Connect you directly with the information on campus resources that will help you succeed.
  • Allow you to be responsible for your own decisions regarding your education.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information you share in advising sessions.