Academic advising is an important aspect of a student's educational experience. All students are assigned an academic adviser; students with declared majors are assigned an adviser within their major department. Advisers of exploratory students help their advisees identify their interests and select an appropriate major. Students can expect their advisers to provide information about majors, minors, general education requirements, graduation requirements, and other academic policies and procedures. To obtain the full benefit of the advising experience, students are encouraged to meet with their advisers, not only to discuss midterm grades and course selection but also to seek assistance with the full range of academic decisions they make during their college years.
The academic advising office coordinates all advising assignments within the School of Humanities and Sciences. This office is a resource center for students and faculty, with staff available to meet with students on a drop-in or appointment basis.
Located in 107 Smiddy Hall and directed by the writing department, the center offers individual and small-group tutorials on a referred or self-selected basis to students needing assistance. Help is available with any aspect of the writing process, reading comprehension, or study skills. The center offers these services for students in all disciplines -- humanities and sciences, business, health sciences and human performance, communications, music, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition to the main location, the writing center annex in Smiddy 109 is also open some evenings; consult the writing center's website for details on staffing and hours at both the center and the annex.
The mathematics department is committed to the success of all students enrolled in mathematics courses. Free tutoring is available Monday through Friday in the math tutorial room (Williams 304). The math tutorial room is staffed by mathematics faculty and advanced mathematics majors and is designed to help students enrolled in a wide variety of math courses. In addition, tutoring is also available on Monday and Thursday evenings in Williams 310. This service is staffed by advanced mathematics majors and is designed to help students in introductory mathematics courses. The department’s website contains up-to-date information about the specific courses supported and the hours each room is open.
Math Tutorial Sessions
Many career possibilities are open to H&S majors; students may choose to explore and develop their own combination of interests and skills. Departmental advisers can help students individualize a four-year course of study in a major by supplementing required courses with other recommended courses to provide general background or specific skills for a chosen career. The advisers also have information on preprofessional experience, interdisciplinary majors, educational requirements, graduate school, and graduate school testing, or they can assist in obtaining such information. Students are urged to contact these advisers and to discuss occupation-related matters with their instructors. Since there are many possible options for students in all majors, students are strongly encouraged to talk with counselors in the Office of Career Services in the Gannett Center.