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Advising Website

Advising Website

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Published by Caitlin Stagg
Information on the new advising website at University of Idaho.
Information on the new advising website at University of Idaho.

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Published by: Caitlin Stagg on Nov 26, 2011
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CaitlinStaggAdvisingwebsiteARGAnewadvisingwebsitehasbeenstartedattheUniversityofIdahotosupplementstudentadvisingandmakeimportantinformationavailableinoneplace.StephenParrott,lastyearsASUIpresident,saidthatimprovingstudentacademicadvisingwasagoalofhis.OneofthefirststepswashiringAndrewBrewick,directorofacademicadvising.“Thenextgoalwastohelpandpartnerwiththatdirectortoevaluateadvisingandlookatwaystoimproveit,”Parrottsaid.Theadvisingcommitteesentoutasurveyfallsemesteroflastyeartostudentsandadvisorstogatherinformationonwhatneededtobeimprovedon.Basedontheresultsofthesurvey,thecommitteethencameupwiththewebsite.“It’snotjustonstudentstomaketheiradvisingbetter,”Parrottsaid.“Thewebsitecompilesalladvisinginformationsuchashowtodroporaddaclass,howtofindtheirnewadvisoriftheyswitchedmajors,orhowtogetdirectedtoadegreeaudit.”Thewebsitealsocontainslinkstootherplacesforinformationsuchasthecareercenterwhichcanhelpstudentswithinternshipsinyourmajor.Thewebsitewaslaunchedjustintimeforfalladvisingwhichstartedthisweek.Throughthiswebsitestudentscanfindinformationtosupplementtheiradvisingmeetingsandthereisalsoinformationforadvisorssuchasvideotutorialsonvarioustopics.Brewicksaidthatthewebsitewascreatedtomakeadvisingmoreclear,efficientandfulfilling.Therewasaneedtohelpconnectstudentswiththeinformationtheyneeded.“Therewasaneedbecausebeforethisallthesedifferenttypesofinformationwerehousedindifferentplacesliketheregistrarorothers,”Brewicksaid.“Nowitisconsolidatedinoneplacetoguidestudentsandadvisors.”Brewickthattheywantthiswebsitetobeaplacewithinformationandresourcessoheencouragesadvisorstosharetheiradvisingtemplates,bestpracticesandotherhelpfulinformationandinput.“Justsendthemtoadvising@uidaho.eduandwewillseeifwecanincludethemonthesite,”Brewicksaid.“Ifstudentshavedocumentsorresourcessendthemaswellandwe’llseeifwecanputthemup.”

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