Advising at Ferris is primarily the
responsibility of classroom faculty. Faculty are supported in
this endeavor by academic department heads, dean's office
personnel, educational counselors and other support offices
throughout the university.
Students in the College of
Education and Human Services are provided a faculty advisor
specific to their intended career area. The name of your advisor
can be found on your electronic file in the Student Web Services
program through "MyFSU".
In order for academic advising to
be an effective asset for students, both the faculty advisor and
the student advisee have important obligations to fulfill.
Student Advisees Role:
knowledgeable about and adhere to institutional policies,
procedures, and requirements as explained at the new student
orientation and outlined in the student handbook and/or
knowledgeable about current academic program requirements.
- Contact and
make an appointment with the advisor when required or when in
need of assistance.
- Clarify their
personal values, abilities, interests, and goals and seek
resources as needed.
- Prepare for
the advising sessions and bring appropriate resources or
- Follow through
on actions identified during each advising session.
- Evaluate the
advising system, when requested, in order to strengthen the
- Be proactive
in the decision-making process and accept final responsibility
for all decisions.
re-assignment to a different advisor if necessary
Faculty Advisor Role:
- Become well
acquainted with each advisee's academic and educational
obtain/maintain current information on each assigned
students with current academic information about procedures,
policies and requirements for Ferris degree programs.
students in developing course schedules and offer advice on
student choices of general education courses and
advisees with information concerning alternatives, limitations,
and possible outcomes of academic choices.
students to available campus resources according to their
individual needs and involve others when appropriate.
students to review their academic progress regularly searching
for possible conflicts or omissions.
discuss, verify, and sign advisees' early registration
students in an effort to expedite the evaluation of their
transfer credits if necessary.