What is Academic Advising?
What is Academic Advising?
Academic Advisors have certain responsibilities and students can expect that:
- Advisors will be accessible for meeting with you by phone or an in person appointment. You will want to follow up with your individual advisor about the best way to contact them.
- Advisors have been trained in university and college policies and procedures, curriculum and graduation requirements and are able to effectively communicate that information to you.
- Advisors can provide you with information about resources and services that are available at UNO.
- As your partner in your educational experience your advisor will assist you with your individual academic planning to help you reach your goals.
- When you meet with your advisor they will accurately document your progress towards completion of degree requirements.
- We want you to be open and comfortable with your advisor and to help with this we want you to know that advisors must maintain confidentiality and adhere to the Federal Education Right to Privacy Act normally referred to as FERPA in regard to your information.
Students have certain responsibilities and are expected to:
- Check your UNO email on a regular basis, as most offices will communicate with you through that email account. You will also want to make sure that you know which email account you have listed as preferred in MavLINK.
- Schedule regular advising appointments each semester with your advisor. It is important that you plan ahead because during peak times you may not be able to be seen immediately.
- Ask questions if you don’t fully understand everything that was covered in any form of communication that you have with your advisor.
- It is important for you to have your abilities, interests and goals written out so that you can effectively communicate that information to your advisor which allows them to be a better partner in your educational planning.
- Accept responsibility for your decisions. The experience you have is based on the decisions you make.
- Learn about UNO and your program; you will find there are lots of opportunities for you to grow and develop.
- Follow through with advisor recommendations, this could be contacting a faculty member, working with a career counselor or seeking out additional support services.
- When you come to advising you should bring all prior advising documents, have a list of questions and goals so you can make sure and accomplish what you set out to in the meeting.
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