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Advising Policy at UT

Prior to advanced registration, all undergraduate students who have earned fewer than 30 hours at UT or are on Academic Review are required to meet with an advisor during each main term of the academic year (Fall and Spring). All other students are required to consult with an advisor for a substantial conference during a designated term each year. Students whose ID ends with an even number (including zero) are advised in Fall for Spring registration and students whose ID ends with an odd number are advised in Spring for Fall Registration. The Tickle College of Engineering strongly encourages all students to meet with their academic advisor every term before registering.

Definition of Advising

“Academic Advising is integral to fulfilling the teaching and learning mission of higher education. Through academic advising, students learn to become members of their higher education community, to think critically about their roles and responsibilities as students, and to prepare to be educated citizens of a democratic society and a global community. Academic Advising, based in the teaching and learning mission of higher education, is a series of intentional interactions with a curriculum, a pedagogy, and a set of student learning outcomes.” (NACADA Concept of Advising June 27, 2006)

Engineering Advising Student Learning Outcomes

The Tickle College of Engineering is committed to the belief that academic advising engages students by teaching them how to become members of the higher education community, to think critically about their role and responsibilities as engineers, and to prepare to be educated members of a global community. The student learning outcomes of academic advising in the college are:

  • Craft a coherent educational plan based on assessment of abilities and interests
  • Use a variety of campus resources to set goals, reach decisions, and achieve those goals
  • Assume responsibility for meeting academic program requirements
  • Cultivate the intellectual habits that lead to a lifetime of learning
  • Behave as citizens who engage in the wider world around them

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