Advising Syllabus

The Advising Partnership

Honors advising is a collaborative partnership that involves active participation by both the advisee and the advisor. This partnership is intended to assist you in achieving your individual goals and is built over the course of your entire Honors College experience. To ensure a successful partnership, each partner has clear responsibilities:

  • Read and respond to your IU emails daily
  • Become knowledgeable about Honors College policies, requirements, and resources
  • Develop a positive relationship with your advisor, and be respectful in your interactions
  • Share your personal interests, strengths, and goals with your advisor
  • Come to appointments prepared with questions/topics to discuss
  • Actively engage in exploration of self, fields of study, and career paths
  • Follow through on action plans created with advisor
  • Seek assistance early when problems arise
  • Be open to advice from advisors
  • Keep a personal record of progress toward meeting your goals
  • Take responsibility for your choices and actions (or inactions) throughout your college experience

  • Respond to inquiries within a reasonable period of time
  • Clarify Honors College policies and requirements
  • Develop a positive relationship with advisees, and respect their personal values and priorities
  • Provide a safe space for students to share thoughts, goals, concerns, and interests
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Keep accurate notes from advising meetings in Advising Records
  • Assist students in exploring and refining their interests, skills, and goals
  • Assist students in creating action plans
  • Help identify and make appropriate referrals to campus and community resources
  • Help students develop decision-making skills and take ownership of their choices
  • Celebrate students’ achievements

Learning Goals

As a result of Honors advising, students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Honors College requirements and progress towards completion of the Honors Notation.
  • Be able to articulate the value of an Honors education. 
  • Create an academic and co-curricular plan in line with their interests, strengths, and career goals. 
  • Be able to identify campus resources and services to support their academic, personal, and career goals. 
  • Engage in co-curricular involvement to support and promote their educational and life goals.
  • Increase their cultural competency through cross-cultural experiences.

Important Resources