The Advising Partnership

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Respond to student communications in a timely manner
  • Communicate the university’s programs, policies, and procedures
  • Collaborate with students to identify the best course of action to address concerns
  • Monitor students’ progress through email communications, advising appointments, and the University Experience course
  • Refer students to appropriate resources


Student Responsibilities

  • Check FIT email on a regular basis; this is the official mode of communication between the university and the student
  • Become knowledgeable about the university’s programs, policies, and procedures
  • Come to appointments on time and prepared to discuss your academic progress
  • Be respectful, honest, and professional when communicating with your advisor
  • Consider how your priorities and academic goals align when making decisions
  • Follow through on suggested actions and/or referrals