The agricultural education faculty strive to know each advisee on a personal basis, efficiently guide students in their course of study, career opportunities and placement, maintain an open door policy, and spend a minimum of one hour per semester with advisees on an individual basis.
Advising in the program is a joint cooperative effort between the two faculty. Students are free to go to either of the faculty members. Generally, the advisor who comes in contact with the student first assumes the lead of advising. Twice a year, the advisee list is reviewed and students reassigned if the advising load becomes unbalanced. The program secretary is responsible for maintaining and posting the advising list. Each student is required to meet with the advisor before receiving a Personal Data Form for registration. When appropriate, the advisor enrolls the student over the computer network, thus ensuring the correct courses are taken by the student.
Recent Changes and Future Plans
To Improve Quality of Advising
The use of an advisee's evaluation sheet has been implemented to add an exit interview that is conducted with students.
To Improve Accessibility of Advisors
Accessibility has never been a problem in this program.