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Advising Responsibilities & Expectations


  • Accept responsibility for academic performance and decisions
  • Clarify personal values and goals
  • Participate proactively in the decision-making process
  • Communicate with assigned advisor on a regular basis
  • Prepare a list of questions and concerns before each advising meeting
  • Follow through on suggested actions, resources and/or referrals
  • Maintain a personal record of academic progress
  • Understand college programs, policies and procedures and deadlines

Academic Advisor

  • Support student academic success by providing accurate and timely information and guidance
  • Communicate the college’s curriculum, requirements, policies and procedures
  • Assist students with creating an educational plan that aligns with their academic interests and abilities
  • Listen responsively and provide encouragement
  • Provide information and strategies for using college resources and services
  • Be accessible to advise students in person, by telephone and/or through OTC email during posted office hours
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