Advisor Advisee Responsibilities

Academic advising is a learning process supported by a relationship of mutual respect and collaboration between advisor and advisee.

Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Create an environment where mutual respect and trust allows  students to define and develop realistic goals.
  • Assist students in gaining decision making skills and in assuming  responsibility for their educational plans and achievements.
  • Assist students in understanding the purpose and goals in education  and its effect on their lives and personal goals.
  • Understand and effectively communicate program requirements,  basic graduation requirements, and academic policies and  procedures.
  • Guide students in identifying and pursuing resources in offices  throughout campus.
  • Maintain confidentiality and ethical conduct following SCC and FERPA  regulations.
  • Effectively communicate advisor availability.

Advisee Responsibilities:

  • Be involved in the advising process by being prepared to discuss  your goals and educational plans during meetings: bring necessary  materials.
  • Review your course completions each term and track your progress  toward completing your graduation requirements.
  • Take primary and increasing responsibility for your educational plans  and achievements.
  • Be open and willing to consider recommendations from faculty,  advisors, and other mentors.
  • As soon as you are ready, commit to and pursue an academic plan  directed toward the completion of a degree from SCC.
  • Schedule and attend appointments with your advisor each term.