The advising process has been and continues to be an essential part of the first year student experience. Your role in this process should be guided by what you find comfortable and what your advisees require.
Some of them may wish to touch base with you after every class; others may feel they do not want or need your help and thus may not approach you.
Establishing contact with all your advisees is, however, important. Advisees should receive the information and the assistance they need to help them define and achieve their academic goals. Those who find themselves in academic difficulties may benefit if their adviser is aware of the problems, academic and otherwise, which led to them.
For more information on the process, consult the Faculty Advising Handbook Fall 2016 or if you have specific questions please contact the Academic Advising Centre.
In the Fall and Winter semesters of your first year, one of your professors will be assigned as your Faculty Advisor. If you are not sure of who this is, please check your schedule on Memorial Self-Service. Professors will also make an announcement in class regarding his/her advisees during the first week of the semester. Making changes to your schedule may also cause reassignment of your Faculty Advisor. Memorial Self-Service will advise you if this happens.
If you have not been assigned a Faculty Advisor and have not been accepted into a direct-entry program, please consult with the Academic Advising Centre. If you have been accepted into a direct-entry program, please consult with your Faculty on all academic matters.
Faculty Advisors will be sent a list of their advisees.
Check the Faculty Resources link on the left for additional information.