The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Advising Expectations

Student Responsibilities:

 

* Read your University of Arizona email daily.

 

* Take the initiative to meet with your advisor at least once per semester to discuss your progress.

 

* Be involved in the advising process by being prepared to discuss your goals and educational plans during meetings; bring questions and necessary materials to meeting; and be open to suggestions.

 

* Execute an academic plan directed toward completing your degree.

 

* Take responsibility for making your own academic and career decisions based on available information and  advice, including your graduation plan.

 

* Develop a working knowledge of policies, procedures, deadlines, and campus resources.

 

* Review and become familiar with your major/minor requirements each semester and track your progress towards graduation.

 

* Frequently visit the Career Services office. Participate in their events and services.

 

 Advisor Responsibilities:

 

* Advise you in making academic decisions consistent with your interests, values, abilities, and goals, and relate them to academic majors and minors.

 

* Accurately and consistently communicate College and University policies and processes, deadlines, and  campus resources.

 

* Listen responsively, address questions, concerns, and problems; refer you to appropriate support services when needed.

 

* Assist you in: defining and/or clarifying your academic and career goals; creating short and long-term academic plans consistent with those goals; evaluating transfer and study abroad credit; planning for graduation.

 

* Facilitate relationships between the student and other individuals on campus who may provide assistance.

 

* Maintain confidentiality according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

 

* Be available and accessible to answer questions in person, via e-mail, or by phone.