Honors Academic Mentoring
Students at Appalachian have access to many resources to help them plan for their next semester and their future. The Career Development Center is available to help students identify their goals and develop strategies for professional success.
For those students planning careers in the health professions, the Health Professions Advising Office helps direct and prepare students for the many opportunities in that area; the Pre-medical Advising Committee coordinated by this office, in particular, offers guidance on personal statements, application completion, and the all-important interviews. Celeste Crowe is the contact for this office and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For students interested in the study of law, the Honors College provides pre-law advising for honors students. The program is intended to promote a student's exploration of the potential career path. Students will be provided guidance on how to successfully apply to law schools and will examine the realities of the legal field.
For Honors students, there is the additional benefit of personalized, academic mentoring by the faculty and professional advisors of the Honors College staff. Through regular meetings with their Honors mentor, honors students have the chance to discuss course registration plans with someone who gets to know them and helps them plan a curricular path leading to their professional and personal goals. For Honors students, advising is not just about completing a degree, but realizing a dream.
*HONORS STUDENT UPDATE REGARDING SUMMER AND FALL 2013 ADVISING*
If you have officially declared your major (or will declare by the Feb. 15th deadline), then you will see your new departmental advisor for regular advising and your PIN. Please also contact your major department to find out who your advisor is. Meeting with your Honors advisor does NOT replace or substitute for meeting with your college/ departmental advisor! The Honors College does not have PINs for declared students.
Your Honors advisor will still be available to review your Honors progress and to help you make plans for how to complete all of the requirements. Honors students are strongly encouraged to meet with their Honors advisor regularly to discuss Honors progress towards graduating with University Honors, international education experience, thesis or other Honors questions.
Please note that Honors advisors will only meet with declared Honors students from now until Spring Break (March 8), or after priority registration has begun (April 5 is priority registration day). Honors advisors must reserve appointments between Spring Break and registration for undeclared students who are required to meet with their Honors advisor to receive their PIN.
Please note that Dr. Jones' declared biology students MUST meet with her before Spring Break to get their PIN!
**If you normally meet with Dr. Dale Wheeler, he is out on medical leave this semester. Declared students who typically meet with Dr. Wheeler for Honors advising will need to meet with their major advisor for their PIN and any questions about courses for summer or fall 2013. Dr. Wheeler is responding to emails for general questions. Students can schedule a meeting with Dr. Leslie Sargent Jones or Dr. Angela Mead only to have an Honors audit to check their Honors progress. Dr. Jones will advise students in: biology, environmental science and computer science; Dr. Mead will advise students in chemistry, physics, math and other areas typically advised by Dr. Wheeler.
Current students (sophomores-seniors) interested in honors specific advising can meet with their respective honors advisor:
- Dr. Jones (email@example.com)
- Dr. Wheeler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dr. Lane (email@example.com)
- Dr. Mead (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ms. Kirscht (email@example.com)
For questions about honors academic mentoring, contact Dr. Mead (firstname.lastname@example.org), Honors Advising Coordinator.
|Dr. Lane||Ms. Kirscht||Dr. Mead|
|All pre-meds regardless of major||Arts & Sciences: all Natural Sciences||Arts & Sciences: Humanities (English, Foreign Languages & Literatures, and Philosophy & Religion)||All pre-law regardless of major||Language, Reading & Exceptionalities (Special Ed.)|
|All pre-dental regardless of major||Computer Science||Appalachian Studies||Arts & Sciences: Social Sciences (Anthropology, Geography & Planning, Government & Justice Studies, History, and Sociology)||Curriculum & Instruction (Elem. Ed., Middle Grades)|
|All other pre-health professions regardless of major||Environmental Science||Women's Studies||Finance, Banking and Insurance||Child Development|
|Communication Disorders||Math||Interdisciplinary Studies||Economics||Nursing|
|Exercise Science||Sustainable Development||Global Studies||Management||Communication|
|Psychology||School of Music||Marketing||Rec Management|
|Nutrition & Dietetics||Theatre & Dance||Computer Information Systems|
|Interior Design||Health Care Management|
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