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Transformative Literacy

Advisement

Once admitted to the Program, students are assigned an advisor who is a faculty member in the Literacy Program. The advisor serves as the student's personal and institutional contact within the Program and supports the student in successfully completing the Program. The advisor's first job is to get to know the advisee(s) and to help the student(s) make good decisions in registering for courses in the program. Advisors and their advisees should exchange email addresses and phone numbers. Advisors and advisees will make their own schedule of meetings but it is expected that advisees will meet with their advisors at least once a semester at registration time. Mid-semester check-ins are also recommended and advisees are encouraged to use their advisors to get as much out of the program as is possible.

Successful completion of this program entails taking advantage of advisee hours as well as professors' regular office hours.

The advisor acts as the candidate's advocate. This advocacy can take several forms:

  • Guide and mentor regarding the balance of work, school, and life;

  • Negotiator between student and professor and/or administration;

  • Translator of college bureaucracy and protocols;

  • Academic counselor.

As part of this mentoring and guidance, your advisor will also be alerted to issues or concerns regarding your progress by your professors. Advisors are expected to monitor their advisees' transcripts for outstanding Incompletes or grades below a B-. Candidates will be contacted by their advisors if academic concerns emerge.

Any student in the course of their program may officially change their advisor through an advisor request.

Successful completion of this program entails taking advantage of advisee hours as well as professors' regular office hours.

The advisor acts as the candidate's advocate. This advocacy can take several forms:

  • Guide and mentor regarding the balance of work, school, and life;

  • Negotiator between student and professor and/or administration;

  • Translator of college bureaucracy and protocols;

  • Academic counselor.

As part of this mentoring and guidance, your advisor will also be alerted to issues or concerns regarding your progress by your professors. Advisors are expected to monitor their advisees' transcripts for outstanding Incompletes or grades below a B-. Candidates will be contacted by their advisors if academic concerns emerge.

Any student in the course of their program may officially change their advisor through an advisor request.