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Advising Syllabi


Advising Syllabus

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College empowers students to think, create, and make meaning through intentional connections, innovative academic pursuits, and a vibrant community.  The purpose of advising at SKCTC is to improve student academic success through a shared advising process between student and advisor. Advising sessions will be used not only to develop a clear path toward a credential but also to teach students that they must take ownership of their academic success.


  • Develop an intentional collaborative relationship with your advisor.
  • Understand the structure and purpose of Southeast’s curriculum.
  • Create a narrative that connects your classes, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming.
  • Identify and explain your personal and professional short and long-term goals.
  • Use institutional resources to meet your goals.




  • Develop a strong working relationship with your advisor and make appointments when requested and necessary.


  • Develop a strong working relationship with your advisee and be available for appointments as needed.


  • Be respectful and inclusive in your communications and interactions with your advisor.


  • Be respectful and inclusive in your communications and interactions with your advisee.


  • Prepare for and be active in your advising meetings and ask questions when you have them.


  • Inform your student about your advising style and expectations.


  • Reflect on your personal interest, skills, and goals and share them with your advisor.


  • Assist students in exploring and defining their interest, skills, and goals.


  • Learn and understand the Catalog and SKCTC’s policies, procedures, deadlines, and requirements.


  • Remain current with the Catalog and SKCTC’s policies, procedures, deadlines, and requirements.


  • Use the technological resources (Blackboard, etc.) available to help you make informed decisions toward and plan your degree requirements.


  • Maintain confidentiality regarding student information while following FERPA guidelines at all times.
  • Seek out additional faculty and staff who can assist you with your academic and career planning when needed.


  • Inform students of and provide appropriate referrals to campus resources that enhance their academic and/or personal experience at SKCTC.



  • Follow through on plans-of-action identified during advising meetings.


  • Discuss plans-of-action.
  • Take responsibility for completing your academic plan.
  • Help students to make decisions and take ownership of their choices.


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Agreement Statement: I have read the Academic Advising Syllabus and understand my responsibilities and expectations as outlined in this document. I agree to refer to this advising syllabus every semester and contact my advisor for advising appointments.



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Student Signature                                                                Date                                                                        Revised 3/1/2019