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Section 3: Guiding Students Through the Plan

Problem Solving with Students

Advisors frequently question how much responsibility to take in student problem solving. You should assist students in making their own decisions and show them where they can get help. Avoid telling students what to do or making decisions for them. It is also best to avoid trying to solve all the students' problems. An initial discussion of advisor roles and student expectations can circumvent any misunderstanding by the advisee.

Giving Good Advice

Knowing the Rules

Relating to Students

Referring Students to Campus Resources


University Advising