Expectations of Students
- Students must understand that the choices to be made about their education are ultimately
theirs to make. Students are responsible for decisions to drop/add courses, meeting
curriculum requirements, and meeting with advisors and faculty mentors.
- Students should be involved in the advising process. They should ask questions and
take time to inform themselves about the curriculum before meeting with an advisor.
- Students will schedule and attend meetings with their advisor. Students should make
appointments via Starfish unless the advisor has posted walk-in hours (see Starfish).
- Students should plan to meet with their advisor each semester before making final
- Students should follow through on any referrals made by their advisor to other offices.
- Students should read all correspondence from the University. This includes regularly
checking their UND email.
- Students should familiarize themselves with the University’s policies and procedures
listed in the Course Catalog and the Code of Student Life.
If a student’s advising needs are not being met, they should reach out to One Stop or an Academic Core Advisor for help.
Expectations of Advisors
- Advisors will have hours posted and available for scheduling on Starfish. They will
be present for scheduled or walk-in hours posted.
- Advisors will access student’s academic records only in order to make well-informed
decisions about the advising process.
- Advisors will keep accurate notes on each meeting with an advisee so as to provide
consistent advice over time.
- Advisors will be able to answer questions about Essential Studies and other requirements. They will be able to answer questions about major requirements
or be able to direct students to someone who can answer those questions.
- Advisors will provide career guidance or direct students to someone who can.
- Advisors will partake in continual advisement training to improve their ability to
provide quality advisement.
- Advisors will engage students with a caring and open attitude.
- Advisors will be able to connect students to appropriate resources, both on and off