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Advising

The Statler College Advising Center is committed to assisting sophomore, junior and senior engineering students with their academic, personal and professional goals. Advisors utilize the National Academic Advising Association’s belief that “Advising is Teaching” and practice appreciative advising techniques.  Currently, students within the Civil and Lane Departments are advised within the Center.

Advising Syllabus

Advising Meetings

  • Advisors meet with students for a variety of reasons and can provide a wealth of information and resources.  These sample meeting outlines provide students insight into what to expect from a meeting with their advisor.  Of course, each advising interaction is unique to the student and advisor at the time, and some meetings will be a combination of those listed below and some meetings will be entirely new experiences.  The goal of working with an academic advisor is to have an advocate for your success during your time in the Statler College.
  • How to Schedule an Appointment
First Meeting - Advisors Will:
  • Get to know the student and their unique needs
  • Explore why engineering was the selected major - what excites them about engineering? 
    • Understanding why a student selected engineering can help guide future resource connections
  • Discuss future goals for experiential education
  • Share information about appointments and office hours
Pre-Registration - Advisors Will:
  • Review your current courses and discuss any areas of concern
  • Provide connections to appropriate campus resources (tutoring, Carruth, Career Services, etc.)
  • Review DegreeWorks and path to graduation
  • Determine best courses for the next semester
  • Discuss summer term and transient requirements
  • Complete any necessary forms (course substitution, credit overload, transient, minor declaration, etc.)
Outreach Meeting - Advisors Will:
  • This meeting is for students that are determined to be "at-risk"
    • "At-Risk" can describe students of varying degrees of academic success.
  • Discuss the reasons for "at-risk" status
  • Provide appropriate connections to resources
  • Discuss habits and how those habits are contributing (or not) to their academic and personal goals
Walk-In Meetings - Advisors Will:
  • Discuss add/drop of a course
  • Complete forms as needed
  • Assist with registration issues
  • Provide resources for appeals
Mid-Semester Help Center - Advisors Will:
  • Discuss drop of a course
  • Provide information about mid-semester courses to add
  • Discuss how an add/drop of course(s) at mid-semester can affect completion rate for financial aid and scholarships
  • Provide connections to campus resources as appropriate

Advising Timeline