Law Department Academic Advisors
Academic Advising: A collaborative relationship between an Academic Advisor and a student that provides the student with a connection to services of the College. Academic Advising guides the student through a decision-making process to identify education, life and career goals and assists the student in creating a plan to realize those goals.
*An instructor who has been assigned the responsibility of providing academic guidance to students in his/her program.
*An academic advisor is a faculty member whose role is to support your educational progress at Tishk International University.
Academic advising is a collaborative relationship between you and a designated teacher in your department.
The advisor’s role is to:
*Provide support and be a personal link to your department and your field of study
*Be available at advertised or prearranged times for consultation
*Provide information about university and department policies and procedures that may affect your academic progress
*Link you to all the resources the university has to offer
*Assist in the development of your academic success action plan
The Student’s rule is to …
- Take an active part in the advising by keeping appointments and communicating with your advisor about any changes in your situation
- Work with the advisor to develop a plan for your academic success
- Bring questions, requests and concerns to your advisor about issues that are affecting your academic progress
- Follow through on recommendations and referrals
- Be prepared for each meeting
A good advisor:
- Is personally and professionally interested in being an advisor.
- Listens constructively, attempting to hear all aspects of students’ expressed problems.
- Sets aside enough regularly scheduled time to adequately meet the advising needs of students assigned to him/her.
- Knows university policy and practice in sufficient detail to provide students with accurate, usable information.
- Refers students to other sources of information and assistance .
- Attempts to understand student concerns from a student point of view.
- Views long-range planning as well as immediate problem-solving as an essential part of effective advising.
- Shares his/her advising skills with working colleagues who also are actively involved with advising.
- Continually attempts to improve both the style and substance of his/her advising role.