The Office of Student Academic Services in the School of Education (SOE) provides advising services to current and prospective students in the field of education.
Advising is not and should not be limited to interaction between a student and his or her assigned advisor. Students are encouraged to take advantage of faculty and other professionals' expertise. The best decisions for addressing complex problems are based on a thorough consideration of available information. Students are encouraged to seek out a number of opinions and perspectives.
- Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the SOE
- Schedule an Appointment
- Office Hours & Location
- First & Second Year Advising
- Responsibilities in the Advising Process
- Why is Advising Important?
- Important People You Should Know in the SOE
- Undergraduate Degree Programs
- State of Illinois Testing Requirements
- Student Teaching Information
- Graduation Requirements
Office Hours & Location
Robbie Jones has an office at both the Water Tower & Lake Shore Campuses. She alternates offices on set days through out the week during the Fall and Spring Semesters.
First and Second Year Advising
Freshmen and sophomore students will also be assigned an advisor in the Office of First and Second Year Advising. Academic Advisors in the Office of First and Second Year Advising can help students with resources both on and off campus, career decision-making, declaring a minor, and a variety of other issues.
Their office is located on the second floor of the Sullivan Center on the lakeshore campus.
Responsibilities in the Advising Process
- Take advantage of advising and other opportunities to enrich your college experience.
- Initiate contact with advisors and actively participate in the advising process.
- Active participation involves:
- being aware of your responsibilities in the advising process
- keeping in regular touch with your advisor
- keeping yourself informed and organized
- Active participation involves:
- Schedule an individual advising session each term and come prepared
- Make final decisions about academic matters and accept responsibility for the consequences of those decisions
- Explore educational opportunities in light of life and career goals
- Discuss choice of academic program, explore vocational/major options
- Address poor academic performance and develop a program of action
- Be familiar with the School and University policies and procedures as outlined online
- Keep a personal record of progress toward fulfilling school, core, and major requirements
- Plan semester schedules and register for classes in a timely fashion
- Ask for help when needed
- Follow through on referrals
Academic Advisor Responsibilities
- Help you with short and long-term academic planning
- Serve as a sounding board and guide you through making important decisions
- Answer questions about careers in your major and direct you to other resources for career information
- Explain the requirements for your major and apprise you of your progress toward fulfilling those requirements
- Provide information about unique opportunities in your major such as departmental honors, special courses, research projects
- Offer advice about graduate and professional school opportunities
- Answer questions about academic policies and procedures and the core curriculum
- Point you in the right direction when you aren’t sure where to go for assistance
Questions on the following topics can be answered by your advisor:
- Transfer credit for courses taken at another school
- Progress toward fulfilling graduation requirements
- Academic performance/grades
- taking a course overload (more than 18 credits) or dropping to part-time status (fewer than 12 credits
- Late registration, late change of registration, late course withdrawals
- Incomplete grades
- Taking a course on a pass-fail or audit basis, or repeating a course
Research has repeatedly highlighted the link between close university-student interaction outside the classroom and students’ academic success, retention, and satisfaction with the college experience. The benefits of advising, however, go beyond increasing your likelihood of staying in school and being satisfied.
Maintaining close contact with your advisor can help you:
- Establish short and long-term goals and develop strategies to meet those goals
- Assess your personal interests and skills and identify possible career/major directions (It can be difficult to objectively assess yourself, an advisor can be invaluable as a sounding board as you consider various opportunities)
- Stay on track toward graduation
- Stay informed of academic regulations and procedures, campus resources and special opportunities
- Receive moral support as you proceed through the program
Places to Find Information:
- Bulletin Board outside of Mundelein Center 305, LSC
- E-Mails (students are expected to activate their Loyola account)
|Dr. Terry Williams||Acting Deanemail@example.com|
|Dr. Janet Pierce-Ritter||Associate Dean, Student Academic Services
|Dr. Beverly Kasper||Associate Dean, Academic Programsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Terri Pigott||Associate Dean, Academic Programsemail@example.com|
|Dr. Ann Marie Ryan||Program Director, Teacher Preparationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms. Lisa Vogt||Coordinator of Clinical Servicesemail@example.com|