Advising Resources

  • Academic advising is at the center of MSUM’s caring community and is one vehicle used to help us “Fulfill our Promise” to our students. Advising at MSUM creates an educational environment that facilitates a teaching and learning relationship between advisor and advisee. Our proactive advising approach guides students as they discover their passions, develop intellectually and determine their contribution to our ever changing world.

    Students may expect their advisors:

    • Have knowledge of the university curriculum requirements and are able to provide accurate information;
    • Are informed about university policies, procedures, support services, and resources;
    • Are reasonably available for consultation by having posted office hours and/or appointment times;
    • Have knowledge of career opportunities and appropriate graduate programs in their fields; and
    • Will refer the student to specialized institutional and community resources when necessary.

    Advisors may expect the student:Will make and keep appointments;

    • Will prepare for advisor appointments by bringing their degree audit report (DARS) to the appointment and giving thoughtful consideration to life/career goals, fields of study, and personal interests;
    • Will keep their advisor informed when there are changes in objectives, course selection, academic plans, or progress;
    • Will maintain up-to-date personal records of academic progress and will resolve discrepancies on official grade reports and/or other university documents; and
    • Recognizes that they bear the ultimate responsibility for the development and implementation of his or her academic plan of study, including meeting graduation requirements.



    Additional Resources

    Advising Mission: Academic advising creates an educational environment with relationships that support students in discovering their passions and facilitates student’s understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and promotes intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning.