Advising Responsibilities

  1. Listen, communicate well, and make connection with each student
    • Actively listen to all questions and concerns and take steps to provide support
    • Assist in the development of personal responsibility and initiative
    • Assist in accepting and embracing their responsibilities as engaged citizens of UNT and the world
    • Deliver streamlined resources in a user-friendly format
    • Offer a standardized feedback survey after each advising session and respond appropriately to responses and assessments
    • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to FERPA
  2. Provide information and assist in academic planning
    • Engage with students to help them define, clarify and achieve their personal, academic and career goals
      • First Flight
      • Four-Year Plans
      • Mandatory Advising
    • Effectively communicate and explain institutional policies, procedures, deadlines, curriculum, general education requirements, and academic programs
    • Provide information to assess academic progress on 4-Year Plan
      • U.Achieve
      • U.Direct
    • Introduce advising tools such as, interactive audits, transfer guides, catalog, GPA calculators, EagleConnect, Visual Schedule Builder, Transferology, TES
    • Refer students to appropriate campus resources
    • Understand and navigate the impact of financial aid and tuition costs on academic progress
      • SAP
      • Eagle Express
      • Excess Hours
      • Emerald Eagle
    • Suggest resources to assist in exploring areas of study and career options
  3. Stay current, knowledgeable and well-trained
    • Participate in training facilitated by the respective college and academic affairs in order to stay current and knowledgeable of internal college and university-wide programs and requirements