Faculty members do not have a formal student advising load as part of their workload; however, faculty are expected to make themselves available for student advising during office hours and by appointment. Faculty office hours should be listed on each syllabus. Students are likely to seek out faculty for professional advising about their career aspirations and path. Students will find faculty members’ bios located on the school’s website in order to determine research interests, subject areas of expertise, courses they teach and designation of concentration/specialization chairpersons.
Academic Advising is provided by the Office of Student Affairs.
The Academic Advisor organizes group advising sessions for students multiple times a year and meets with students individually to discuss their plan of study and confirm they are on track to graduate on time. Students are encouraged to speak with the school’s Academic Advisor to develop an educational plan which meets the academic requirements needed to complete the program within the prescribed time frame. In addition, the Academic Advisor and the staff of the Office of Records and Registration are available to talk about curriculum matters, the structure of the academic program, academic rules and degree requirements. Although the Academic Advisor will assist students in developing a Plan of Study, each student must assume responsibility for knowing curriculum requirements and seeing that these requirements are met by reviewing the materials on the School’s website.