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Adviser Handbook

Welcome to Academic Advising

UMM is committed to developmental academic advising. Caring interaction and good communication is encouraged between students, faculty and staff. The UMM Campus Assembly repeatedly acknowledges the potential power of advising by placing the responsibility for advising with the faculty. Advising is broadly defined to include activities and interaction between faculty and students that will:

  • help students clarify educational goals
  • inform them of the range and scope of experiences available to them
  • help assess strengths, weaknesses and exploration of how decisions affect personal and occupational goals

In addition to working with faculty advisers, advising is accomplished through collaborative efforts between programs such as the Career Center, Academic Assistance, Orientation, the Multi-Ethnic Student Program and Center for International Programs. By combining elements of these programs and working with faculty advisers, students enjoy a holistic approach to their development as a scholar and as a person.

All students are assigned to a faculty adviser in their area of study. Students are encouraged to change advisers if they decide to pursue a different major. The Advising Office supports the work of the faculty advisers and related programs by providing materials and serves as a center for academic-related questions.

General Advising Information

Academic Progress

Academic Planning Information


Asessment of Advising