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Philosophy and Goals of Academic Advising

Good advising is more than meeting with students twice each year to scan their course selections for the next semester and give them the authorization code to register. But how much more? What are reasonable and appropriate expectations for students to have of their advisors? And what should advisors expect of their students? Answers to these questions depend partly on circumstances, and therefore require the judgment of the advisor. There are, nevertheless, a few guidelines that help to define most good advisor/student relationships.


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