Focusing on support, Advising Advising moves to appointments

Registration begins April 6. To improve the student experience and navigate away from drop-in advising, academic advisers will this week begin taking appointments from undeclared students interested in sitting down to discuss their options. Students who have declared majors will be encouraged to make appointments with their faculty advisers. Darrel Renier of Academic Advising says the appointment system will provide students a high-impact experience while allowing the office — creatively and collaboratively — to manage with two open positions. Moreover, “it will focus students away from the stress of registration and toward developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills to help manage the busy time.” Primary goals include strengthening adviser/student relationships, increasing collaboration with faculty advisers and student affairs offices, and enhancing academic support. To accommodate the student volume and adviser availability, there will also be a number of online, paper and electronic resources developed to assist students. Academic Advising would like to send a special thanks to the folks in GBOSS (Green Bay’s One Stop Shop) for developing innovative ways to assist students and schedule appointments. Their willingness to take on an additional role is much appreciated.