Mission of Advising

Advisors are academic mentors who assist students with ongoing development of academic plans, building on their interests, abilities, and goals, and focusing on depth and breadth.

Advisors should:

  • help you frame questions, find the answers, and solve unscripted problems
  • get to know you and pay attention to your academic progress
  • help you identify and pursue your deepest interests (depth) and encourage you to explore a variety of courses (breadth)
  • encourage reflection and help you make connections between the various parts of your K education
  • refer you to campus resources as needed
  • encourage you to plan ahead so that you can get the support you need
  • let you know when, where, and how to reach them, be available for periodic appointments, and give you explicit instructions on how to prepare
  • return e-mail messages and phone calls within a reasonable period of time

About Academic Advising