Welcome New Faculty!
Orientation for New College Faculty
Friday, August 15, 2014

Introduction to the Office of Academic Advising

Who we are:

Associate Dean Christy Buchanan, buchanan@wfu.edu
Assistant Dean Karen Bennett, bennekm3@wfu.edu
Four academic counselors
Two assistants

Finding us

Office of Academic Advising, Reynolda Hall 125
(336) 758-3320 or (336) 758-2973

Related resources

Registrar’s Office, Reynolda 101 http://www.wfu.edu/registrar
Writing Center http://college.wfu.edu/writingcenter/
Math Center http://www.math.wfu.edu/mathcenter/
Statement on Academic Writing http://college.wfu.edu/english/course-information/academic-writing/
Student Life & Judicial http://services.studentlife.wfu.edu/judicial-affairs/

What we do:

-Assist with drop/add procedures
-Early warning system, MIA reports from faculty
-Misbehaving students, consultations with faculty
-Sick students, passing on the facts that we know
-Part-time status, withdrawals, re-admissions, academic probation/suspension
-Requests for exceptions to academic rules, with Committee on Academic Affairs
-Talking with parents, we don’t encourage direct communications with faculty
-Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
-Midterm grades, please submit!
-Incompletes, please issue only for medical or similar reasons beyond student control
-Questions about plagiarism, cheating, academic honor
-Referrals to judicial authorities
-Orientation planning, with Committee on Orientation and Lower Division Advising
-Learning about and helping to register new students
-Lower Division Advising, recruiting faculty and student (peer) advisers