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  • Academic Support and Advising Center
    Siena Hall 215

Roles and Responsibilities of Advisors/Advisees

Responsibilities of Advisors:

  • Provide accurate and up-to-date information about Siena regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Correctly interpret degree and major requirements, including those regarding the Core curriculum
  • Maintain confidentiality, and be knowledgeable of the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act(FERPA)
  • Keep regular office hours and be available for student appointments
  • Help students define and develop realistic goals
  • Be knowledgeable about Siena resources (study skills, tutoringcareer exploration), and make appropriate referrals
  • Assist students with planning programs consistent with their abilities and interests and in keeping with Siena’s requirements
  • Assist students in monitoring their degree progress and in keeping their academic records accurate
  • Discuss links between academic preparation and world of work

Responsibilities of Advisees:

  • Gather all relevant decision-making information
  • Clarify personal values and goals
  • Become knowledgeable about college programs, policies, and procedures
  • Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising experience
  • Ask questions if you do not understand an issue or have a concern
  • Accept responsibility for decisions



Updated October 30, 2012