The faculty takes advising seriously because it wants students to make informed choices about their curricula and career goals. Each major is assigned a faculty advisor to consult with each semester. The electronic English Major Newsletter provides weekly information from the undergraduate office concerning advising and other matters of interest for subscribers.
In order to get the most benefit from advising sessions, students are strongly urged to prepare by reviewing their progress in meeting college and major requirements. During the meeting, advisor and advisee discuss courses, requirements, the design of the major curriculum, and post-graduation plans. For each English major, the departmental office keeps a file that may be consulted by students or their advisors any time during working hours.
Students are responsible for contacting their advisors to make an advising appointment. Office hours are the best time for contacting an advisor. Before each advising session, stop by Room 311, McClung Tower, to pick up an advising folder and prepare the following: (1) a DARS report; (2) a list of the courses you hope to take the following semester; and (3) specific questions concerning requirements or anything else. Students are also encouraged to talk with their advisors about career goals.
The English department is committed to making a student’s experience as an English major both personalized and rewarding. Students should not hesitate to contact their advisors for additional help.