Department of Economics & Finance Advisement Policy: Undergraduates
1. Advisement is required:
a. Before acceptance in the major (meet with department chair or designee).
b. Before registration every semester.
c. A GRADUATION CHECK WHEN STUDENTS HAVE COMPLETED 90 CREDIT HOURS (this should be done by the Department Chair or secretary).
2. Advisement will otherwise be available:
a. Upon request by a student (by appointment).
b. In mass-meeting format once every fall semester (to provide general information, answer questions, announce scheduling changes/events/etc.).
c. For special groups:
i. Evening only students (every year/by appointment).
ii. Readmitted students (every year/by appointment).
iii. Probation students (every semester/by appointment).
3. ADVISEMENT OMBUDSMAN
While each faculty member will be assigned students to advise, the Department chair will be Advisement Ombudsman for undergraduate students. Students may be advised by either their assigned advisor or the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman will advise students seeking acceptance into the major.
Advisees are expected to:
- Consult with their advisor as required (see above) and as needed by appointment.
- Keep appointments promptly, and notify the advisor in advance if unable to make a scheduled appointment.
- Be prepared for the appointment: be aware of your major, General Education, and College degree requirements; bring a tentative schedule of classes for your next semester, including the courses you need and other personal considerations (e.g. work), and write down any questions you may have for the advisor ahead of time.
- Familiarize yourself with the “Advisement Tips” on the reverse side.
- Follow through with appropriate/recommended action after each advising session and consult with the advisor again if critical/actions cannot be accomplished.
- Be aware that you are seeking assistance in decision-making rather than expecting the advisor to make your decisions.
- Recognize that you are ultimately responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements, meeting academic deadlines and financial obligations.
Note: for students interested in pursuing an MBA, Dr. Byrley is the designated advisor. For students interested in an Internship, Dr. Haynes is the coordinator (students must have at least a 2.75 gpa to qualify for an Internship).