The Student Activities Center is collecting feedback from advisers on their roles in student organizations. If you advise multiple organizations, please fill out a separate survey for each organization.The deadline to complete the survey is July 31st. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LXTTN7M. Contact John Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Adviser Information and Expectations
The information included in this section is to provide faculty and staff serving as advisers with defined functions and responsibilities and general guidelines for effective advising. Student leaders may also gain insights regarding working with faculty.
Iowa State's Philosophy on Advisers
The adviser plays a vital part in the functioning of registered organizations at Iowa State University. The role ranges from the following:
- being a mentor for students
- serving as a cheerleader while recognizing students for outstanding academic achievement and/or programming
- assisting in the planning and evaluation of programs and events
- helping students assess their strengths and weaknesses through team building and leadership assessment exercises
- teaching the Iowa State policies and procedures
Why do Organizations need an Adviser?
University advisers are required for all registered organizations. Organizations' needs vary, so advisers' level of involvement should be negotiated.
- The relationship between an organization and their adviser is a mutual agreement between the two parties. Should the adviser OR the organization feel that the relationship is no longer functioning well, the Student Activities Center can provide assistance in working through any conflict OR the adviser-group relationship can be concluded.
Adviser Training PowerPoint (Fall 2012)