Advising expectations


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As an honors student, you are expected to be active and highly engaged in the classroom and within the communities you belong to (Baruch, Honors, and beyond). While you are a self-directed learner, your advisor is here to help you plan your own development – similar to academic mentorship in a small liberal arts college or executive coaching in the corporate world. Your advisor’s job is to help you reach your maximum potential and challenge you to exceed your own expectations. Honors advisement is the thread that connects your academic experiences, linking academic requirements, student learning, and personal goals by helping you discover a full array of opportunities.

Three strategies to make the most of your advisement resources:

1.   Self-Advocacy
2.   Maximize time with professionals
3.   Nurture Connections

Role of the Advisor
You can expect:

  • a relationship of professionalism and respect.
  • support as you take ownership of your own education, crafting a meaningful program of study and college experience, including the expectation that you consider an undergraduate research project, as you refine your educational, personal, and career goals.
  • support for your personal and academic development as you make responsible choices toward achieving your educational, personal, and career goals.
  • understanding of academic policies, expectations, and Honors Program requirements and collaboration with you to meet or exceed these standards.
  • expansion of your awareness of potential opportunities available in college, New York City, and the global community.
  • meaningful assessment of program objectives and advisement practice to ensure understanding and response to student needs.

Role of the Student in advisement
Advisement is a shared responsibility between the student and the advisors of Baruch. In making the connections between your academic requirements, student learning, and personal goals choices are in the hands of the student. In particular, as self-advocates, your advisor expects:

  • a relationship of professionalism and respect.
  • you come prepared to regular advising appointments with an understanding of degree requirements, university resources, and academic opportunities. For example study abroad, writing an Honors thesis, co-curricular, and professional opportunities.
  • develop relationships with faculty outside of courses by attending office hours, Honors faculty events (ie, Free Thinking Lunch), and maintaining contact after course completion.
  • maintain good academic standing in the Honors Program, meeting or exceeding minimum requirements for grade point average, community service, and cultural experiences.
  • pursue personal, academic, and professional goals, incorporating reflection on your academic and co-curricular experiences.
  • critical engagement with your educational experience, within the classroom and beyond. i.e., ask lots of questions!
  • thoughtful leadership development and community engagement.