In the bachelor’s and master’s programs, each student is assigned an advisor who acts as a primary academic counselor and follows the student’s development throughout enrollment. PhD students are carefully matched to a faculty advisor with attention to the student’s anticipated area of specialization or research. In addition to the faculty, the Program Chairs and PhD faculty provide academic counseling on general academic planning, as does the Dean of Student Services.
Students are also encouraged to provide feedback and perspective to the University. The main arenas for student input are:
- Through their faculty advisors
- Through course and instructor evaluations
- Through online dialog with each other and with faculty
- Through representation on the Student Senate
- At the Town Hall Meeting held during residential seminars
- In person at seminars and through seminar evaluations