If you are a student in the College of Education, you can make an appointment with your advisor online using SSC Campus. If you are interested in the College of Education, please contact the office in 013 Bluemont Hall at 785-532-5524.
Advising Learning Outcomes
Knowledge – demonstrate a working knowledge of degree requirements, career options, campus resources, and enrichment activities.
Critical thinking – demonstrate the ability to identify goals, construct short-term and long-term plans, respond and adapt to changing situations, interpret degree requirements, make complex decisions, solve problems, and evaluate actions.
Communication – demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Diversity – demonstrate awareness and understanding of the skills necessary in order to live and work in a diverse world.
Academic and Professional integrity – demonstrate awareness and understanding of the ethical and professional standards of the university, academic discipline, and profession.
Get to know your advisor.
Work with an advisor to develop and implement short-term and long-term academic, personal and career goals.
Discuss the following: goal setting, campus involvement opportunities, changing majors, time management, study tips, adding minor/certificate/secondary major, and career planning/life after graduation.
Utilize your advisor when academic or personal challenges arise.
Familiarize yourself with requirements for your major by utilizing the information given to you by your advisor and the Degree Audit Report System (DARS) in KSIS. Remain informed of progress in meeting academic requirements.
Schedule and keep appointments with your advisor. Attend appointments prepared by bringing appropriate materials, identifying course choices from requirements of the preferred program or major, and identifying questions to address.
Know academic policies and procedures, academic calendar deadline, and degree or program requirements.
Tell your advisor if you have any special needs or require any learning accommodations.
Understand the enrollment requirements needed for your financial aid, scholarship, or international status.
Check your email on a regular basis. You will be responsible for reading any messages sent to your K-State email account which will be used to disseminate information from your advisor.
Help students set both short-term and long-term educational and career goals.
Prepare students for graduation by discussing the degree requirements of their department, help with strategic course selections to minimize the number of semesters required for graduation, and inform students of opportunities in their field of study.
Maintain reasonable hours and methods of availability for students. Students should be able to set up appointments for an adequate amount of time to discuss goals and career choices, make curricular selections, and answer other questions.
Refer students to appropriate campus resources.
Inform students how to change college and/or departments and provide information to explain the process students follow to enroll in their curriculum and to drop or add courses during the semester.