Welcome parents! We understand the important role that parents and family play in the college experience, and we want to partner with you to ensure your student’s success at Salisbury University. The academic advising services at SU play a key role in the facilitation of student growth and development. The primary purpose of advising is to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their career/life goals. Both students and faculty advisors have responsibilities in the advisor/advisee relationship.
Student responsibilities include:
knowing who his/her advisor is
scheduling an appointment with the advisor during program planning sign-ups
arriving prepared for the advising appointment
understanding that fulfilling degree requirements is ultimately the student's responsibility
Advisor responsibilities include:
communicating and clarifying requirements for the degree
knowing the resources available to students on campus
being accessible to their student advisees
A wonderful resource, “A Family Guide to Academic Advising”, is available in our bookstore. This pamphlet, sponsored by the National Academic Advising Association and the National Resource Center for “The First Year Experience”, is a helpful guide to academic advising.