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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.)
- 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
- Discuss add/drop of a course
- Complete forms as needed
- Assist with registration issues
- Provide resources for appeals
- 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
Week 0 - Add/Drop period for the current term (See the Registrar's calendar for Add/Drop dates)
Weeks 1-6 - Meet with your advisor to discuss issues with current courses and request available resources
Weeks 7-12 - Pre-registration advising appointments
Week 13 - Priority registration begins (Pre-Registration Priority Dates)
- Week 17 - Final exams (Final Examination Schedule)