VII. Academic Advising

Faculty Advisors

Responsibilities of the Faculty Advisor

The responsibilities of the faculty advisor are to:

  • be familiar with the academic requirements of the specialization, including eligibility to declare the specialization and graduation requirements

  • assist students wishing to change or add specializations

  • assist the student to make academic decisions

  • refer students to the program counsellors / associate director, as appropriate

  • offer advice about meeting the requirements of the Schedule of Study for the specialization

  • be reasonably available to meet with students, as requested

  • assist with graduation checks, as requested

  • approve substitutions or exemptions for the specialization

  • be aware of career and graduate study opportunities related to the field of study

  • assist with course selection issues related to the specialization

  • provide information to the department, curriculum committee, program committee, and program counsellor / associate director about issues or concerns concerning the Schedule of Studies for the specialization

  • provide information and advice to the department and college, as requested, around enrollment management issues

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