Roles and Responsibilities

Your academic advisor is your guide to success at Mohawk  Valley Community College.  The advisement process allows you to create a relationship with an advisor who can assist you with planning your educational career, learning the skills you need for academic success, and connecting you to a variety of campus resources and services.

Academic advising is a collaborative process between you and your advisor. Your relationship with an advisor is a two-way street by which both you and your advisor have defined responsibilities for ensuring a successful partnership.
 

Academic Advisor's Responsibilities

You can expect your academic advisor to:

  • Understand and effectively communicate the curriculum, graduation requirements, and college policies and procedures
     
  • Encourage and guide you as you define and develop realistic goals
     
  • Encourage and support you as you gain the skills to develop clear and attainable educational plans
     
  • Provide you with information about and strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campus
     
  • Assist you in understanding the purposes and goals of higher education and its effects on your life and personal plans
     
  • Monitor and accurately document your progress toward meeting your goals
     
  • Be accessible for meetings with you via office hours, telephone, and e-mail
     
  • Assist you in gaining decision making skills and assuming responsibility for your educational plans and achievements
     
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding your educational record
     

Student's Responsibilities

As an advisee we expect you to:

  • Schedule regular appointments and/or make regular contact with your advisor during each semester
     
  • Come prepared to each advising appointment with questions and material for discussion
     
  • Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising experience
     
  • Ask questions if you do not understand an issue or have a specific concern
     
  • Keep a personal record of your progress toward meeting your goals
     
  • Organize official documents in a way that enables you to easily access them when needed
     
  • Complete all assignments or recommendations from your academic advisor
     
  • Gather all relevant decision-making information
     
  • Clarify personal values and goals and provide your advisor with accurate information regarding your interests and skills
     
  • Become knowledgeable about college programs, policies, and procedures
     
  • Accept responsibility for your decisions

 


 

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Jennifer DeWeerth
Associate Dean for Student Enrollment and Retention Services


Utica - Payne Hall 104B
Rome - Plumley Complex A30

Phone (Utica): (315) 731-5710
Phone (Rome): (315) 334-7709
Fax: (315) 792-5696

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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