Friday, August 14, 2020:
9:00am to 9:45am
I invite all of my FR advisees to join me via Zoom* for a remote coffee and introduction. *Please check your email and calendar for the link.
10:00am to 10:45am or
11:00am to 11:45am
Two groups of five FR will meet with me via Zoom*, at which time we will go over the following. Please give some thought to the italicized portions ahead of our meeting.
Course schedules. These have been established based on your preferences and input. Each person is scheduled to take 16 hours as semester begins. Your class schedule has been crafted by an almost prescient group of faculty, and carefully fitted into a larger and quite complex schedule. The chances of you wanting to, and even being able to, change classes from this point are slim. And that should give you comfort! It is one thing less to fret about as you cross into a new horizon. There is a process for swapping classes, but be aware that there are very few open seats.
Do you have any concerns about your schedule selections?
You may add 0 / 1 / 2-hour courses, such as athletics/PE, starting Aug. 17, for which you will need an advising PIN. I will distribute these after our meeting on Friday.
General Education courses deepen and broaden the way we think and form skills and habits. They often introduce us to new ways of being.
Please look over the Gen. Ed. objectives and the recently added G7 learning objective. Do you have any questions about these?
Liberal Arts eduction is a bit like a web of bungie cords, which will connect you to the world for the rest of your life. Let’s talk about what this means to you.
My commitments to you as an advisor
- Guide you through the academic process
- Connect you to resources
- Help you understand College policies and procedures
- Be a sounding board / encourager
I expect from you
- Commitment to broadening and deepening your passion for life, through our academic work and community
- Communicating regularly with me, even if it is just to say all is well
- Presence (come to meetings, be engaged, ask to meet)
- Claim responsibility for own education
- Slow Urgency … take it easy, but take it (attributed to Woody Guthrie among many others)
Between August 21 and 25, I will arrange short, individual meetings with you to get a sense of how your first week of classes has been, and to address any concerns that may point to schedule adjustments.
Check out the Advising resource page… it is a work in progress, but may already be useful.