Role of the Faculty Adviser

Students are required to meet with a faculty adviser at least once a year. For the faculty member to be effective in the advising process, they must:

  • Take an interest in the student as a person and track his/her progress
  • Assist the student in the navigation of the curriculum.
  • Know the university policies and procedures and campus resources available to the students
  • Respond to the students' requests for an appointment in a timely manner (within one week)
  • Take the time to provide meaningful academic and career advice
  • Create a respectful and supportive atmosphere during advising sessions
  • Avoid any appearance of preferential treatment or conflict of interest
  • Discourage students from violating institutional policies
  • Maintain highest standards of professional conduct
  • Assist the student in setting long-term academic and career goals
  • Recognize the limitations of his/her authority and be willing to ask for assistance from the department chair and/or Engineering Student Success Center.