How to Get the Most From Your Academic Advising Experience!
Spending 30 minutes meeting with your Academic Advisor each semester is one of the most important investments of time during your entire college career. Meeting with your Academic Advisor each semester can save you time and money as you pursue your dream of receiving a college degree.
Your advisor will:
- Guide you as you define, develop, and realize your goals
- Provide information on degree programs, school requirements, university policies and procedures
- Assist you in developing a personalized academic plan including course selection and load size
- Help you assume personal responsibility for your educational plans and achievements and develop good decision making skills
- Provide you with information about campus resources and assist you in formulating a strategy to integrate them into your schedule
- Maintain confidentiality
To maximize the benefit of consulting an advisor, you, as student should:
- Schedule regular appointments/make regular contact with your advisor each semester, well in advance of registration
- Write down and bring your questions to the meeting
- Be an active participant in the meeting—it’s your life and your plan
- Ask anything and everything you can think of related to your academic success
- Discuss your personal values, dreams, goals, interests, and abilities
- Stay on top of any changes to your major requirements
- Refer to current and future course offerings and schedules
- Ask about the value added for participation in the RISE Initiative
- After weighing all the options, decide on your plan and take ownership
- Keep your records all together in one file that you bring to each meeting
We now offer online advising!- A great resource for quick questions or concerns
- 12:00pm-1:00pm on Tuesdays
- Log in to Oncourse and go to the "Liberal Arts Student" tab
- Click on advising and you are ready to speak to an advisor!
Walk-in Advising is offered weekly!
- These are for quick questions or concerns you may be having about your requirements
- 15 minute, first come-first serve appointments are offered at the following times:
Monday - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday - 9:00am - 12:00pm
BE PREPARED FOR YOUR ADVISING APPOINTMENT!
Most IUPUI students are juggling a lot-jobs, families and school just to name a few of the balls you are keeping in the air! You don’t have time to waste. A little time spent in preparation for your advising appointment can pay big dividends.
- Notify your advisor if you can’t make it or you will be late
- Bring your Jagtag or your University ID number
- Bring your major and Liberal Arts (LIBA) General Education requirements check sheets (http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/degrees)
- Bring a copy of your latest Academic Advisement Report (Click on "View My Advisement Report" in OneStart)
- If you have one, bring your Personal Development Plan
- Bring your list of questions
EVERY LIBERAL ARTS STUDENT HAS AN ADVISOR
All Liberal Arts majors will be assigned an academic advisor and faculty mentor. Faculty mentors focus primarily on mentoring students according to their academic and career interests. Academic advisors are responsible for general education and major advising. For a list of Liberal Arts Departmental Advisors and their contact information, click here.
Which Advisor should I contact in the Liberal Arts (LIBA) Student Affairs Office for answers to my questions?
- Contact:Samantha Walters, Director of Academic Advising, Journalism and Public Relations Academic Advisor
- Contact:Meg Applegate, English, Philosophy, Religious Studies Academic Advisor
- Phone:(317) 274-2990
- Contact:Teddi Gallagher, Anthropology, History, Political Science, Law in Liberal Arts Academic Advisor
- Phone:(317) 278-7356
- Contact:Kim Heavrin, Economics, Medical Humanities, Geography, Sociology Academic Advisor
- Phone:(317) 278-7586
- Contact:Shannon Kelley, Academic Advisor English, Philosophy, Religious Studies Academic Advisor
- Phone:(317) 274-8495
- Contact:Je’ Nobia Smith, Economics, Medical Humanities, Geography, Sociology Academic Advisor
- Phone:(317) 274-2232
Questions about Grade Forgiveness, Graduation Applications, Graduation Audits:
- Contact:Nicole Collins, Asst. Director of Student Records
- Phone:(317) 278-2068
Questions about Liberal Arts Student Council, Clubs, Scholarships, Recruitment, Financial Aid/Bursar holds (SAP Agreements):
- Contact:Amy Jones-Richardson, Asst. Dir. of Recruitment, Retention & Academic Services
- Phone:(317) 274-2465
Questions about Liberal Arts Scholarships:
- Contact:Evelyn Safder
- Phone:(317) 274-2868
Questions about choosing a major, Career Planning:
- Contact:David Heard, Director of Career Development
- Phone:(317) 274-8304