Good faculty advisors are crucial to the success of students in their majors. Think you have what it takes to make a difference? We think so too!
Have a browse through the page below for simple and understandable FAQs, Tips for success, and other great resources you might find useful. Also check out the Events section for the next advising event you might like to assist with.
The voices of experience
Questions from advisors
Academic advising is an important responsibility of all full-time faculty.
As a teacher and advisor, you play a key role in the kind of experiences students have here at UH Hilo. By providing good advising, you have the power to make a positive difference in the lives of students’ futures.
Students without a declared major are advised by the Advising Center. Every student who has a declared major is assigned a faculty advisor in the major department. To find your advisees, log in to MyUH, under Faculty Services, is a link to Advisee Lists.
At minimum, it is important to at least know the components of what is required to graduate from UH Hilo in the discipline you are enrolled in. There is also a Faculty Advising Guide updated each academic year which does offer the basics of advising information for your reference.
As much as possible, work with the student to the extent you are comfortable. You can always contact the Advising Center if you have specific questions when working through a student advising situation. Often times, students’ concerns can be addressed by a short consultation with the Advising Center. Call 932-7776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.