Academic Advising Expectations
Academic advising can be defined as offering constructive counsel and guidance to students to assist them in meeting their academic and professional goals. An academic advisor helps to evaluate students’ skills, talents, and performance as well as assists in the selection of coursework and other academic and training programs that will further their academic and professional development.
Expectations of Students
- Students must understand that their educational choices are ultimately theirs to make. Students are responsible for making decisions to drop/add classes, meeting curriculum requirements, and meeting with an academic advisor and/or faculty mentor to ensure they are on a timely track to graduation.
- Students are expected to be involved in the academic advising process. They should ask questions and take time to inform themselves about their program requirements before meeting with an academic advisor.
- Students are responsible for scheduling and attending meetings with their academic advisor. Students can connect with their academic advisor via email, Zoom, TEAMS, phone call and/or in-person appointment.
- Students are expected to collaborate with their academic advisor when planning upcoming semesters.
- It is in the best interest of the student to follow through on any referrals to additional support offices made by their advisor.
- 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 academic advising expectations are not being met, student should reach out to advising@UND.edu or 701-777-2117 to speak with the Director of Student Academic Success.
Expectations of Academic Advisors
- Academic advisors will be accessible to students in various modalities (in-person meetings, Zoom/TEAMS meetings, phone, or email).
- Academic advisors will access students’ academic records to make well-informed decisions about the academic advising processes.
- Academic advisors will keep accurate and detailed notes for each academic advising meeting.
- Academic advisors will answer questions about Essential Studies and other major/minor/certificate requirements.
- Academic advisors are expected to participate in at least three professional development training activities each year to ensure they are prepared to provide quality academic advisement to students.
- Academic advisors will establish an inclusive and welcoming environment for students within their academic advising appointments.
- Academic advisors will listen carefully to all students' concerns and questions, demonstrating attentiveness in all interactions with students.
- Academic advisors will provide career guidance or direct students to someone who can.
- When necessary, academic advisors will refer students to other offices for additional support.