Assistance for Exploratory Studies Advisors
The college environment should be one that encourages students to explore interests and options. We should send the message to students that exploring alternatives is a healthy activity. Yearly workshops for volunteer exploratory studies advisors and other faculty advisors are offered by the Exploratory Studies Advising Office. Faculty advising undecided students should feel free at any time to consult with the Coordinator of Exploratory Studies Advising. The following information should be helpful in advising undecided students:
Possible Discussion Topics for Advising the Exploratory Studies Student
What occupations have interested you over the years?
What subjects did you do well in
and/or enjoy in high school?
What extra-curricular activities
have you enjoyed and what did you learn about yourself while participating?
What do you see as your strengths
What leisure activities do you
Why have you come to college?
Describe you life five years after
What academic majors interest you
How have you attempted to learn more
about these majors? (Refer to Exploratory Studies Student “Game plan” on page
What ‘roadblocks’ do you see for
yourself in moving toward a decision on a major and how can I help you eliminate
Please refer to pages 35-40 in your Academic Advising Handbook for additional assistance in working with Exploratory Studies students.
It is crucial for academic advisors to know and understand various advising related policies. Please see pages 13-22 in your Academic Advising Handbook and the University Registrar’s website for academic regulations, policies, and procedures.
The professional association for academic advisors:
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