College of EMS Student Success Programs

Advising

Advisors for students in the College of EMS include academic advisors, coaches, and faculty advisors.

New Freshman Academic Advisors and Coaches

Academic Advisors and Coaches are assigned to new freshman in all engineering programs and the computer science program. Your advisor is available to assist you with a variety of topics, including registration advice, degree progress checks, academic planning, course selection, major selection and exploration, time management and study skills, and locating campus resources. Your advisor can also help you with transitioning to college.

Students who are assigned to an academic advisor and coach may consult with faculty advisors in their specific major.

New Freshman in the Chemistry, Mathematics and Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems programs will be assigned a faculty advisor in their major.

Faculty Advisors

Faculty advisors are assigned to new freshman in the Chemistry, Mathematics and Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems programs and sophomore, junior and senior students in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science.

Faculty advisors can assist you with advanced registration advice, degree progress checks, academic planning, course selection, major selection, career exploration, and locating campus resources. All students are required to meet with a faculty advisor at least one-time each semester.

College of EMS Academic Coaching

There are multiple places on campus where you may seek additional advising services such as the College of EMS Student Success Programs, TRIO Student Support Services, International Student and Scholar Services, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students.

The College of EMS Student Success Programs staff provide students optional academic coaching to assist with navigating within the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science and the campus. The staff can introduce students to STEM Study Skills, help students to increase their academic and industry networks, provide programming focused on success in STEM courses, assist students in preparing to obtain employment, provide academic planning and coaching, and assist with overall STEM student success strategies.


Academic Advising and Coaching Resources

Academic Support Programs

EMS Course Request List

The Course Request List is used to help students get the classes they need during registration "season." The departments work through registration season to accommodate students who need classes that might be full at their time of registration. A student's submission doesn't guarantee getting the class, but the odds are very good. The course request list is different than a "waiting list," because departments will actively increase enrollment in or open new sections for requested courses when they can.

 

Preparing Students for an Appointment

Write an email to your advisees at the beginning of "advising season" letting them know how to schedule an appointment and what to bring.

View and download a MS-Word Sample Letter.

  • Decide how you would like you advisees to schedule an appointment
    • Post a sign-up sheet on your office door
    • Sign-up through OFFICE 365 Office Web App (OWA) calendar (Click here: How to schedule.)
    • Email
    • Drop-in during office hours
  • What would you like students to bring to the appointment?
    • Consider requiring students to bring a draft schedule from schedule builder
      How to use Schedule Builder
    • Consider requiring students to bring schedule plans in my planner
      How to use My Planner
    • Students should know how to use Schedule Builder and My Planner, but it's never a bad idea to include the instructional links in your email.

Topics to Cover with a Student in an Advising Appointment

  • How are current classes going? Will you need to repeat any classes? Have you been using campus resources? (see above)
  • Review requirements completed, requirements needed
    How to use the academic requirement report
  • Course plan for the upcoming semester
  • Course planning for future semesters: Are you using the My Planner in PASS?
  • How to use the Course Request List
  • Have you been considering Internships and Co-ops?
  • Distribute PIN to Remove advising hold (see above)

View additional resources for faculty advising.