Serving as a connection between students and the wider University community, the Office of Undergraduate Advising advises and advocates for students to improve their decision-making skills, enabling them to explore and choose majors and pursue academic and personal goals. The Office, much like other academic departments, engages in instruction within a body of knowledge and learning with students. The Office also affirms the role of academic advising in supporting institutional mission and the stated goals of the College of Arts & Sciences.
What We Do
- Provide academic advising to CAS undergraduate students, primarily open majors with back-up assistance provided for major departments. Assist students in accommodating their academic program to the changing University and school-wide graduation and degree requirements.
- Assist in the management of the faculty advisory component of the Seminar for Freshmen course.
- Support academic advising for non-Freshman undeclared students in the college.
- Actively assist undeclared students in exploring options in choosing a major.
- Supplement academic advising services for conditionally admitted students.
- Supplement academic advising services for students placed on academic probation.
- Provide initial advising and program re-evaluation for students transferring from the Sawyer School of Business.
- Coordinate advising activities at all CAS undergraduate orientation sessions.
- Provide information sessions on academic advising and the curriculum to parent groups, Admission events, guidance counselor networks (local, national, international).
- Work with department chairs, faculty, admission, and Dean of Students to resolve conflicts arising out of academic advising issues.
- Provide leadership and direction for centralized outreach efforts to improve student retention in the College.
- Provide a “home base” for the Archer Fellows program .