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Student and Advisor Roles

(The following expectations apply under full implementation of the new university advising model expected 2020)

As a UT student, I will:

  • Discuss my experience at UT with my advisor.
  • Understand that advising is a joint responsibility with my advisor and that I am responsible for making academic decisions.
  • Reflect on my strengths, interests, and values as I co-create my academic plan with my advisor.
  • Use the tools my advisor provides me to prepare for each advising session and follow through on referrals made at subsequent appointments.
  • Know curricular requirements, academic standards, and academic milestones related to my intended/chosen academic program in order to graduate in a timely fashion.
  • Be deliberate in selecting General Education courses, choosing them for the knowledge and skills they help me develop and the opportunity they provide to further explore my academic and career interests.
  • Utilize the career and professional development opportunities available as well as on-campus support for the identification and exploration of experience learning, leadership, and career paths.

As your Academic Advisor, I will:

  • Serve as your guide. As we learn about each other, we will build a mutual rapport and trust.
  • Help you explore your strengths, interests, and values to make the most of your Volunteer experience.
  • Introduce you to resources on campus that will allow you to explore career and major opportunities.
  • Help you confirm your major and/or career choice and prepare for your future through experiential learning (i.e. internships, leadership opportunities, engagement in your academic discipline, service-learning, etc.).
  • Encourage you to engage holistically in your college experience (academically, socially, culturally, and professionally) preparing you for a life of learning in a diverse and global society.
  • Support you as you develop an academic plan that is consistent with your aspirations, interests, strengths, and values.
  • Encourage you to celebrate your success while challenging you not to be satisfied until you achieve your full potential.