First Year Experience

First Year Experience

Advising Partnership

To ensure success during your first year and beyond, it is important to understand what the advisor's and student's roles are in 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