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Roles of Advisors & Advisees

In order to produce alumni who are both academically accomplished and prepared to become global citizens, students are encouraged by their advisors to be empowered, thoughtful, reflective, interdependent individuals who are both committed to their own life choices and respectful of the choices and lifestyles of others.  Advisors encourage students to view education as a lifelong process that extends beyond the classroom and their formalized studies.

Responsibilities of Advisors:

  • Understand and effectively communicate the curriculum, graduation requirements, and college policies and procedures
  • Encourage and guide students toward academic, professional, and personal success
  • Assist student in his/her plan for successful program completion
  • Assist the student through periodic evaluation of the student’s academic progress
  • Encourage students to register for the appropriate classes in a timely manner and use MyWesley to review course requests
  • Refer students to other resources as appropriate
  • Demonstrate a high level of engagement; develop a mentoring relationship with the advisee
  • Advocate for the advisee when appropriate
  • Maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality
  • Model the Wesley College Mission for advisees
  • Academic Advising Handbook for Faculty

Responsibilities of Advisees:

  • Be proactive and self-directed in their academic progress
  • Develop a relationship with the advisor/mentor
  • Attend appointments and respond to outreach
  • Arrive to registration meetings with a tentative schedule prepared
  • Maintain accurate files of personal degree completion
  • Conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner
  • Introspectively assess their strengths and challenges
  • Maintain open and effective communication with advisor
  • Develop academic plan following Wesley course catalog requirements
  • Accept responsibility for personal and academic success
  • Academic Advising Handbook for Students