Advisers
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
An Advisor
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Attends meetings
Oversees budget
Assists with reporting / deadlines
Ensures new member selections
A Good Advisor Provides
• Experience / ideas
• Resources
• Continuity / uniformity
• Houses chapter supplies / records
• Support for chapter activities
• Leadership development
• Good judgment / voice of reason
A Good Advisor
• Aids chapter in setting goals
• Motivates member participation
• Enthusiastically participates in
chapter activities
• Knows when to intervene
• Provides Feedback / Positive
reinforcement
A Good Advisor
• Understands university &
TBP policies
• Liaison between chapter and
institution
• Develops future leadership
• Trains successors
• Divides duties
A Good Advisor is
• Visible
• Consistent
• Has a sense of humor
A Good Advisor does not
• Assume leadership / ownership
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Meetings
Projects
Finances
Records
• Dominate / Influence / Control
• Underestimate influence
A Good Advisor is not
• Passive Bystander
• Too busy
How to Find an Advisor
• Must be a Tau Bate – but can be
initiated
• “Favorite” faculty members
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• P&T vs Service
Diverse departments
Retired faculty
Alumni members
Enlist administration
Care & Feeding of Advisors
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Show Appreciation
Include in communications
Meet informally
Invite to social events
Suggest attend District/National
meetings