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Advising Syllabus

Advising is a shared partnership between you and your advisor

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand Emporia State University degree requirements
  • Understand and generate a degree plan (DegreeWorks)
  • Identify and utilize campus resources

Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe, honest, unbiased atmosphere for the student to openly and honestly participate in the advising partnership
  • Inform students of university regulations and major/degree and graduation requirements
  • Recommend courses to minimize the time required for graduation, consistent with each student’s needs, interests, and abilities
  • Encourage the student to develop and experience an inclusive holistic undergraduate experience through involvement, such as student organizations, study abroad, community service, research, intramurals, etc.
  • Communicate procedures for dropping/adding courses, enrolling, and changing majors
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources
  • Discuss career opportunities related to majors
  • Discuss the process and implications for changing majors and dropping/adding classes

Advisee Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and attend your required advising sessions
  • Plan ahead and be prepared to discuss
    • educational interests and goals
    • educational plans (including course choices)
    • academic concerns or questions
  • Be courteous
  • Arrive on time for your appointments
  • Cancel or reschedule if necessary
  • Don’t be a “no show”
  • Communicate with your advisor throughout the semester
  • Honestly share with your academic advisor any details regarding barriers to academic success, including outside commitments
  • Accept responsibility for your decisions and actions
  • Check your ESU email daily
  • Develop and clarify your goals
  • Keep a record of your academic progress and goals
  • Ensure that official transcripts have been received from any other institutions in which you have attended
  • Familiarize yourself with the academic calendar and be aware of deadline dates
  • Seek help when needed and utilize appropriate campus resources
  • Turn off cell phones and remove headphones and/or earbuds during advising meetings

Policies and Procedures for Advising:

  • Appointments can be scheduled by calling 620-341-5421
  • Advisors cannot make exceptions to university policy
  • ESU email is the official communication the university will use to contact you
  • Be professional when you email faculty and staff members
    • clearly explain questions or requests
    • include your name and student ID number