Walk-In Wednesdays for academic advising to begin Nov. 6

November 4, 2013 | UToday, — Adult and Lifelong Learning, — Communication and the Arts, — Languages, Literature and Social Sciences, — YouCollege, — Social Justice and Human Service, Business and Innovation, Engineering, Honors, Judith Herb College of Education, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
By Cynthia Nowak

Students who have quick questions for academic advisers won’t have to make an appointment to get answers, thanks to Walk-In Wednesdays, an advising initiative that will be launched Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Continuing students who are enrolled can go to their specific college’s Student Services Office on Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to receive advising on a first-come, first-served basis.

Some issues that can be covered in the short meetings include questions about a student’s academic program or academic resources; details on degree audit reports; advice on making an academic decision such as summer classes, adding minors or taking a withdrawal; clarification of an academic policy or procedure; or help with deciding between a prepared list of options for the next semester. Students also can make an appointment for an extended meeting with an adviser.

“Walk-In Wednesdays will really optimize the advising process for our students, who often are faced with decisions that don’t require a long session with their adviser,” said Dr. Kaye Patten Wallace, senior vice president for the student experience. “The advisers on duty can answer questions quickly and allow students to move forward on their academic journey.”

Adding that students had been requesting such a service, she said, “We’re excited to be able to respond to their academic needs.”

She offered as well: “So they can make the most of Walk-In Wednesdays, we’re recommending that students prepare their questions in advance.”

Student Services offices for the participating Main Campus colleges are:

• College of Adult and Lifelong Learning: Rocket Hall Room 1300;

• College of Business and Innovation: Stranahan Hall North Room 3130;

• College of Communication and the Arts: University Hall Room 3000;

• College of Engineering: Bioengineering — Nitschke Hall Room 5051; Chemical Engineering — Nitschke Hall Room 3050; Civil Engineering — Nitschke Hall Room 3006; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science — Nitschke Hall Room 2008; Engineering Technology — North Engineering Room 1600; Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering — Nitschke Hall Room 4006;

• College of Health Sciences: Gillham Hall Room 3100;

• College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences: University Hall Room 3000;

• College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: University Hall Room 3000;

• College of Nursing: Carlson Library Room 0095;

• College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Wolfe Hall Room 1227;

• College of Social Justice and Human Service: Gillham Hall Room 3100;

• Jesup Scott Honors College: University Hall Room 3000;

• Judith Herb College of Education: Gillham Hall Room 3100; and

• YouCollege: Rocket Hall Rooms 1830-1840.

Questions about Walk-In Wednesdays can be directed to the individual colleges.

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