Club Advisors are encouraged to use Bengal Connect, a club management database to not only connect with other campus clubs and resources but to be able to work with their student organization.
Advisor Expectations: The specific expectations of an advisor depends on the student organization’s needs. Advisors should meet regularly with student organization leaders to determine their expectations.
Consider finding out more about your advising style in this article about advising style.
Advisors have three main functions: To assist with the leadership development of students: The advisor will assist students in development of skills such as time management, problem-solving, delegation, conflict resolution, and communication.To add to the continuity of the group and serve as a liaison between the college and the organization: The advisor will share the history of the organization and explain why past decisions were made to new officers. The advisor will also explain college policies and connect students to the appropriate offices for assistance.To assist in the area of program purpose: The exact role of the advisor should vary from organization to organization, based on the organization’s needs and goals. The advisor should never be just a signature in order to receive recognition. The new student leadership of the organization and the advisor should have a conversation early on to determine the role and expectations of the advisor and the advisor’s expectations of the students.
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