In the McCombs School of Business, academic advising is a collaborative educational process whereby you and your advisor are partners in ensuring your academic success and outlining the steps for the achievement of your personal, academic, and career goals. This partnership is multifaceted and ongoing, requiring the participation of both you and your advisor throughout your education. Both the student and the advisor have clear responsibilities for ensuring the advising partnership is successful.
While University faculty and staff members give students academic advice and assistance, each student is expected to take responsibility for his or her education and personal development.
Ultimately, you are responsible for seeking adequate academic advice, for knowing and meeting degree requirements, and for enrolling in appropriate courses to ensure orderly and timely progress toward a degree.
Communication with Parents
Your parents and other third parties do not have access to your academic records, and your advisor cannot discuss details of your records without your permission. For this reason, your advisor will direct your parents to communicate directly with you concerning academic issues. You must assume responsibility for your education and any transactions with the university.
For more information on FERPA, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, which pertains to access to and the release of student educational records.