Section VIII - Faculty & Instruction


Faculty - Faculty Advisor

To state the role and responsibilities of the faculty advisor

The role of the advisor is to serve as a primary source of contact with the student for his/her total education and extracurricular activities while enrolled at Randolph Community College. Advising students is a regular and important part of each full-time faculty member’s instructional responsibilities.

When a student is admitted to a curriculum, he or she is assigned to an advisor. If a student changes to a new program, he or she will be assigned to an advisor in the new program. The advisor is expected to make contact each semester with each advisee.

The advisor will assist students with the registration process. The advisor will use the appropriate technology to view their advisee list, check placement citeria, majors, GPA’s, transfer credit, and completed courses. The advisor will use this information to assist students in selecting courses for the upcoming semester.

Advisors will work with students to ensure they complete all requirements for graduation. Advisors will notify students to apply for graduation at the end of the semester prior to the semester in which all graduation requirements will be met. Student Services will review each prospective graduate's file prior to graduation.

Should a student seek to drop or add a course during the schedule adjustment period, it is in the best interest of the student to consult with his or her faculty advisor to ensure staying on track toward meeting graduation requirements. Should a student seek to drop a course after the schedule adjustment period, the student should meet with their faculty advisor to complete the Official Withdrawal form and to discuss the impact dropping the course will have on the student’s academic standing.

Advisors will work collaboratively with Success Coaches to support and assist students in achieving their educational goals, fostering persistence and completion. Advisors will also keep the professional staff of the Student Services Office informed of particular problems that individual students may have and who, in their opinion, can benefit from professional counseling.


Adopted: 04/15/1999

Revised: 01/17/2008, 07/16/2009, 07/14/2011, 03/17/2022