Role of the Faculty Adviser
- Assistance with course selection
Discussing your interests and goals, reviewing graduation requirements, and assessing appropriate course level.
- Assistance with course load
Assisting you to assess your academic preparation, study skills, and the demands of the courses involved.
- Assistance with academic problems during the semester
Examples of problems which may have an impact on your course work are: inadequate high school preparation, heavy course load, problems with study skills/time management, personal problems, changes in your interests or goals, family pressure, etc. (Note: Deficiency slips, failure to attend class, and missing or late papers or tests are often warning signs of a problem that might require consultation with your adviser.)
- Referral to Campus Resources
Your adviser may not know the answer to every question, but often he or she will be able to recommend another campus resource which will help.
- A Different Perspective
Faculty members can provide you with a valuable perspective on their own field and on a Whitman education based on years of experience in academia.