CSI Advising Guide



Advisee and Major Advisor Responsibilities

AdvisingYour college educational planning is a shared responsibility between you and your advisees. A proactive advising approach will help retain your advisees and allow them to graduate in a timely fashion.


Advisee Responsibilities Include

  • Learn about CSI program degree/certificate requirements, catalog, regulations, and instructional calendar information.
  • Schedule regular advising sessions with major advisor for appropriate course selection guidance, create a graduation plan, and receive up-to-date campus resources and support.
  • Make informed, timely decisions based on information obtained or recommended by your major advisor.
  • Access your assigned CSI EagleMail account, NetPartner, BankMobile, MyCSI student portal, and Blackboard course management system as part of your educational studies.
  • Visit the CSI website for current events and updates.
  • Abide by all College policies, including the Student Code of Conduct (StudentHandbook).

Major Advisor Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop knowledge about CSI admission procedures, course and program placement, and the developmental advising philosophy.
  • Understand and explain the relationships between degree/certificate requirements, catalog regulations, and instructional calendar information.
  • Assist students with relevant career and workforce advice, proper course sequence selection, and articulation program agreements.
  • Maintain working knowledge relating to CSI EagleMail, NetPartner, BankMobile, MyCSI student portal, and Blackboard course management system in order to assist advisees with these systems.
  • Act as a referral resource for advisees to other CSI departments and community agencies, as appropriate and necessary.
  • Assist advisees in selecting courses that reflect individual interests and are aimed towards degree/certificate completion.
  • Revise website program content and hard copy materials with the most current information.
  • Protect the privacy of studentsí educational records by adhering to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.