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Purpose for the Advising Handbook

This advising handbook is designed to help advisors do a combination of the following:

  • advise students effectively
  • articulate policies and procedures
  • define and practice good advising
  • find correct, accurate, concise, consistent information
  • find referral sources/resources
  • provide standardized assistance to students

This handbook is also designed to give Oregon Tech advisors the following:

  • descriptions of effective advising processes for different types of students
  • resource materials and information to guide further reading related to advising
  • specific and current Oregon Tech advising information
  • explanations of advisor and advisee responsibilities, roles, and procedures
  • philosophies and goals of developmental advising

It is our hope that this advising handbook will serve as a useful reference for advising-related questions and facilitate continuous, ongoing advisor training. It is designed to be both a supporting reference and a training guide. Most of this guide (Advising A – Z) provides quick reference material. Some entries have been provided for advice or guidance. These entries are italicized.