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Roles & Responsibilities

As a student in the College of Education and Human Development, we want you to succeed. We will work with you to ensure you get the most out of your education, both during your time on campus and afterward – once you join your profession.  To help you on your journey, it is important that you understand your role, to help us fulfill ours.

As a student, you have the responsibility to:

  • clarify your personal values, interests, abilities and goals;
  • contact your advisor and schedule an appointment when required or when you need assistance;
  • read the undergraduate catalog and official student handbook carefully, become knowledgeable, and adhere to all academic policies, procedures, and degree requirements;
  • become knowledgeable and use regularly, the UDSIS system which assists you in monitoring your academic progress;
  • prepare for advisement sessions and bring appropriate information and materials;
  • follow through on recommendations, referrals and tasks discussed during advisement sessions; and
  • accept ultimate responsibility for your academic decisions and actions.


Advisor’s have the responsibility to:

  • mentor you;
  • help you develop realistic educational and career goals;
  • assist you in planning an academic program consistent with your interests and abilities;
  • assist you with monitoring your academic progress;
  • interpret academic policies, procedures and requirements;
  • inform you of special academic opportunities and refer you to other university support services, when appropriate; and
  • discuss career opportunities related to your academic program.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of the Dean – (302) 831-2396.

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