Advisors and Students: The Advising Center Partnership
UHM students have an exceptional amount of freedom in crafting their own college experience, choosing from over one hundred academic fields, and fulfilling degree requirements using a wide range of course offerings. This freedom invites students to explore connections between fields, engage in co-curricular activities, and develop unique combinations of majors, minors, and certificates.
To meet the responsibility inherent in this freedom, students must be active partners in the advising process. This responsibility includes researching curricular and co-curricular opportunities, creating educational plans, and presenting those plans to an advisor.
Advisors do not make decisions for students. Rather, they discuss options, both supporting and challenging plans in order to encourage rigorous critical thinking, self-assessment, and in-depth reflection. Advisors also help students connect with the campus community and the broad array of resources throughout the UH system.