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Advising Mission

 Advisor Goals and Responsibilities:

  • Empower the student to devise coherent academic plans that are consistent with his/her life goals;
  • Empower the student to determine and follow the necessary steps to achieve those goals;
  • Empower the student to develop sound academic attitudes and practices that will enable the student to be an autonomous, self-regulated learner;
  • Empower the student to identify and use resources effectively and to challenge him/herself in constructive ways.

Student Goals and Responsibilities:

  • Accept full ownership for all decisions; academic advisors will assist by presenting options.
  • Make and keep appointments with your advisor when you need assistance.
  • Arrive at appointments prepared with a sample schedule that includes courses for your major, minor, general education, etc.
  • Listen to and consider your advisor’s suggestions – then make your own decision.
  • Identify and clarify personal values, abilities, interests, and goals.
  • Talk with your advisor and faculty members in fields you are interested in.
  • Take a variety of courses.
  • Explore out-of-class opportunities such as internships, volunteer opportunities, Cornerstones, study abroad, student exchanges, etc.
  • Take initiative to become knowledgeable of and adhere to institutional and departmental policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • Review and understand the contents of the EOU General Catalog.
  • Refer to your student handbook.
  • Ask your advisor!
  • Obtain and follow check-sheets for your major(s) and minor(s).
  • Know the General Education requirements.
  • Develop a sound academic attitude that results in understanding the value of your educational experience at EOU and approaching your learning with appropriate diligence and seriousness.
  • Include academics as a top priority.
  • Once you have decided upon a major, develop positive working relationships with faculty in your field of study and the appropriate academic advisor.
  • Understand the value of a liberal arts education, the interrelatedness of coursework and importance of an exposure to a broad range of subjects.
  • Follow-up on referrals made by your advisor to other campus offices such as Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Residence Life, etc.

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