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Academic Advising

Purpose:

To explore the role of academic planning in one’s undergraduate experience and to understand the teaching/learning collaborative relationship between an academic advisor and the student.

UT Catalog: Academic Planning

Objectives:

  • To introduce students to the student/advisor relationship and the roles and responsibilities assigned to each.
  • To introduce students to the academic planning/advising policies and processes.
  • To introduce students to University academic planning/advising resources.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will develop an understanding of the student/advisor relationship and the roles and responsibilities assigned to each.
  • Students will be familiar with University academic planning/advising policies and processes.
  • Students will be familiar with University academic planning/advising resources.

Before the class session on academic planning, students will read the UT Catalog section on academic planning and the information on the website. Students should bring to class a plan that includes:

  • How and where they will make an advising appointment.
  • What materials are necessary to put together an academic plan and take to an advising session.
  • A list of questions to ask their academic advisor.

Small group discussion in class

  • Small groups discuss assignment (activity #1 above) and compare plans and lists.
  • Each group reports on “top 5” questions to ask an advisor and key materials to bring to a session.

Academic Advising

Objective: To assist students in understanding how to access and use the University catalog, how to access their major requirements, reintroduce them to uTrack milestones, and to prepare them for their required Academic Advising appointment.

Supplies:

Copies of the Academic Advising Prep Worksheet

Laptop (to walk through the information with the students on the board)

Students should bring their laptop/tablet

Full Lesson Plan

Academic Advising Prep Worksheet