Academic Advising Responsibilities
Primary Responsibilities of the Student
- Give thoughtful consideration to your personal, academic, and professional goals.
- Discuss with your advisor personal long-range goals and the kind of job opportunities in which you may be interested after completing your degree.
- Know the basic requirements of your chosen major well enough to be able to ask meaningful questions (information found through the College Catalogue, and from specific academic departments).
- Plan ahead for meetings with your faculty advisor.
- Accept responsibility for making final decisions on academic matters.
- Become familiar with the College Catalogue and the course schedule for the current semester.
- Keep the advisor informed of all changes in your schedule, problems encountered and questions that could affect your academic life (such as possible change of major, employment, study skills concerns, family issues, etc.).
- Visit your advisor promptly if you receive any low grades.
- Keep personal copies of grade reports, requirement sheets, and other important planning documents.
- Seek out-of-class activities (i.e., cultural events, interest-related clubs, student organizations, convocations, etc.) relevant to your desired major and other interests.
Primary Responsibilities of the Student Advisor
- Provide a mentor relationship to first-year students upon their arrival at Meredith.
- Share how to be a good student at Meredith (the Honor Code, student life, Meredith’s traditions, academic life, social and recreational life).
- Support first-year students in developing effective study habits and academic planning.
- Refer students who may be in need of additional support to campus resources.
- Assist the faculty advisor in providing support and information to first-year students.
- Assist new students in getting to know each other.
Primary Responsibilities of Academic & Career Planning
- Advise students in the conditional 23+ program.
- Assist adult transfers, readmitted students, and second degree students with their initial advising and enrollment processes.
- Assign faculty advisors to incoming first year students and support them during the year.
- Work with students experiencing academic difficulty.
- Provide study skills workshops on specific topics.
- Provide individual counseling/coaching on academic concerns, major selection, goal setting, time management, job search topics.