The Responsibilities of the Program Advisor & Advisee

The role of the Program Advisor is to provide guidance and advice relating to the academic program, Comprehensive Assessment, research interests, and graduation pathway. Participants may consult with the Program Advisor during all phases of their doctoral journey. The program advising process can be described as a mutual relationship in which the participant and Program Advisor work together. While the Program Office strives to provide accurate, expedient, and high-quality support, the participant is expected to be adequately informed, engaged and proactive throughout the program of study.

Upon successful completion of all course work (including LEAD 7700 Pre-Dissertation Seminar), successful passage of the Comprehensive Assessment, and transition to Candidacy, additional advisement responsibilities are accepted by the Dissertation Chair (see Responsibilities of the Chair).

 

Responsibilities of Program Advisor

Responsibilities of Advisee

  • Actively engage in the Induction experience

  • Maintain familiarity with university/program policies

  • Make a personal commitment to supporting the learning process of the Learning and Leadership program by facilitating doctoral-level instruction/mentoring, engaging in research, and serving as a member of the community of scholar-practitioners

  • Support a multidisciplinary approach to adult learning in a hybrid delivery format

  • Monitor the academic progress of the advisee and correspond with the advisee in a timely manner regarding any issues

  • Guide the advisee in the selection and approval of elective course work and the filing of the Program of Study forms

  • Monitor the advisee’s progress in preparing for the Comprehensive Assessment

  • Oversee the advisee’s transition to Dissertation research

  • Counsel the advisee if any personal or professional issues interfere with academic performance

  • Address any professional fitness issues

  • Actively engage in the Induction experience and complete all assignments

  • Maintain familiarity with university/program policies

  • Complete and file the Memorandum of Understanding during Induction

  • Make a personal commitment to the learning process of the Learning and Leadership program by pursuing doctoral-level course work, engaging in research, and serving as a member of the community of scholar-practitioners

  • Take responsibility for aspects of self-directed adult learning in a hybrid delivery format

  • Construct a plan for elective course study in consultation with the Program Advisor and file the Program of Study forms

  • Schedule a face to face, phone or other virtual meeting with the Program Advisor at least one time per academic year to review and evaluate academic progress

  • Prepare for and contribute to advisement sessions in a meaningful manner

  • Maintain regular contact with the Program Office through UTC email 

  • Remain continuously enrolled in core course work, elective and dissertation phases of the doctoral program

  • Prepare appropriately for the Comprehensive Assessment and transition to Dissertation research

  • Seek support and additional resources if personal or professional issues interfere with academic performance