How to prepare for an advising session
- You should come to each advising session with a written set of questions.
- You should have reviewed relevant materials, such the University Bulletin, Core Curriculum and General Education requirements, your major program requirements, and your transcript.
- If appropriate, you should come prepared with a list of courses in which you are interested, as well as notes regarding which requirements you need to complete.
- If you are coming to discuss a particular class, bring your syllabus for that class, as well as any other materials, such as papers you have written, class notes, or textbooks.
- Allow at least a half-hour for meeting, possibly longer depending on the nature of our conversation.
- Be prepared to take notes during our conversation and to quickly follow-up on tasks discussed in our meeting.
- It is not appropriate to bring along friends or to use your cell phone during our meeting.
- Complete advisee intake survey, including written self-assessment
- Complete advisee exit survey, including written self-assessment
- Advising portfolio, including:
- a series of collaboratively produced two-to-four year plans and
- student-generated materials, such as questions brought to advising meetings, drafts of long-term plans, and lists of academic references.