Academic Advising

Answers

Do I have to see an academic advisor every term?

No, you do not have to see an academic advisor every term. In fact if you choose not to connect with an academic advisor in any semester you do not have to. That said, Academic Advisors (the Faculty Advisor linked to the specialization or the Program Counsellor linked to the degree program) are available to you should you need support or have questions to be answered and for that reason we hope that you will choose to connect with them throughout your academic career.

Do I see the same academic advisor (faculty advisor and/or program counsellor) every term?

The Faculty Advisor is linked to the specialization and the Program Counsellor is linked to the degree program for which you are seeking assistance. If the specialization and/or degree program you are registered in from one semester to another is unchanged then the advisor you see also remains consistent.

How do I know who my Faculty Advisor is?

The Faculty Advisor list option in the black bar of the UAIC website provides a list of Faculty Advisor names by Major within degree program. Along with names this resource provides their contact individual information.

How do I know who my Program Counsellor is?

The Program Counsellor list option in the black bar of the UAIC website provides a list of Program Counsellor names by degree program. Along with names this resource provides their contact individual information.

How do I make an appointment with an academic advisor?

For an appointment with an academic advisor you need to contact their office directly. Please contact your Faculty Advisor and/or Program Counsellor directly.

What do I bring to my academic advising appointment?

You should bring a current copy of your academic evaluation to every academic advising appointment. You can access this document on WebAdvisor. You should also bring any other information / documentation that is pertinent to the academic issues you wish to discuss during the appointment. For example, if you have booked an appointment prior to course selection to seek assistance in choosing courses you should bring a list of courses you might want to take.

What role does a Department Chair / School Director play?

A Chair (or Director) oversees the administration of a department (or school) and is responsible for ensuring that departmental business is conducted in accordance with University policy and procedure. S/he also promotes the interests of the department throughout the University. The current Chairs List is available on the UAIC website.

Who can I talk to about careers available for my degree program?

Students that are interested in what type of careers they can pursue after completing their degree should review the Experiential Learning website for services and resources.

Who else can I talk to other than my Faculty Advisor?

If you feel that you cannot speak with your faculty advisor you should contact your Program Counsellor. If you have a concern about your faculty advisor his/her supervisor is the Department Chair/School Director.

Who else can I talk to other than my Program Counsellor?

If you feel that you cannot speak with your Program Counsellor you should contact the Associate Dean (Academic) for your college or degree program.

Who else can I talk to other than one of my Program Counsellors?

If you feel that you cannot speak with one of your Program Counsellors you should contact the Associate Dean (Academic) for your college or degree program.