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COB Advising

Advising Process

The College of Business Academic Advisors focus on creating an environment that promotes student responsibility and successful development of future professionals by:

Jennnifer and Regie
  • Promoting development and responsibility through active student participation in academic planning.
  • Developing individualized academic plans based on the needs and goals of each student.
  • Assisting in the interpretation of university policy, and curricular requirements.
  • Collaborating in the selection of appropriate courses needed to progress toward graduation.
  • Encouraging student participation in out-of the-classroom experiences (internships, externships, study abroad, student organizations and leadership activities) to promote personal development and life-long learning.
  • Referring students to appropriate campus resources.

Student Responsibilities

  • Make decisions about academic, career, and personal goals
  • Develop plans to meet goals
  • Learn degree requirements (know which catalog you are following)
  • Schedule and keep appointments with advisor
  • Prepare for advisement sessions (prepare a list of questions)
  • Seek help at the first sign of problems; do not expect problems to be resolved without action
  • Explore ways to enhance your education

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Clarify and assist students regarding their academic goals
  • Review plans to reach goals and suggest alternatives if goals are unrealistic
  • Help students learn rules and requirements necessary for graduation
  • Be available for appointments on a regular/predictable basis
  • Explain curricular options, answer registration questions, teach students how to choose and schedule classes
  • Help explore problems, seek solutions, and make appropriate referrals
  • Identify resources and opportunities. Make appropriate referrals
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