E-advising feature available to Arts and Letters students

20 Apr

 The E-advising feature, an online method of planning courses for registration, made its way to students of the School of Arts and Letters at Wesleyan, excluding liberal studies majors.

 E-advising will be required to register for classes for all students except liberal studies majors, but personal interaction with advisers will be maintained,  said Meghan Foster, the Title III Instructional Technologist.

 “One of the reasons why you (students) come to Wesleyan is because it’s a small school,” Foster said. “You get to have that day to day interaction with faculty members in ways that you can’t get at other schools or universities.” 

 The function, which works through a student’s Ramlink account, allows students to plan for two semesters in advance, but Advising hopes to expand it to a full two years, Foster said.

 The School of Business was the first to pilot E- Advising a year and a half ago. E-advising was one of the components of a Title III grant of about $2 million, Foster said.

  Multiple training sessions for faculty members of each school at Wesleyan have taken place.

 “It is our goal to make sure the faculty understand everything so that they can help you,” Advising Specialist April May said.

 Training workshops will be available for students everyday after Spring Break.

 “I’ve never used E-advising before, but it seems like it could be useful for planning ahead,” said Michael Dieu Merci, freshman biochemistry major.

 Priority registration for Fall 2011 begins April 4th.

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