Advising is most effective when it is viewed as an on-going process in which the students and the advisors work as partners. Students must conscientiously work with their advisors in order to develop comprehensive academic plans that lead to successful career planning. Ultimately, students have the responsibility for their own educational plans and for monitoring all requirements for graduation.
STUDENTS are responsible for developing their educational plans by
- Taking initiative to seek advising
- Monitoring their course of study
- Understanding and fulfilling all degree requirements
- Using appropriate student services
ADVISORS are responsible for providing guidance to students by
- Providing accurate information on requirements and policies
- Helping students evaluate their academic success and choice of major and minor
- Supporting and encouraging students as they work to meet their goals
- Making appropriate referrals to student services
A thirty minute advising appointment should be scheduled to discuss the registration process and course recommendations for the next semester along with degree requirements and University probation and progression standards.
THINGS TO BRING TO YOUR ADVISING APPOINTMENT
- A copy of your Advising Report (AR) from the WINS System
- Your copy of the German major/minor checklist
- A list of possible classes for the following semester entered into the schedule chart
- If you still need a course labeled Diversity, GL/GM, or GA, GE, GH, GI, GS, click on the previous links. Note that the bolded courses on the first two groups are offered in the upcoming semester.
- Your copy of Windows to UW-Whitewater
- Questions for me