For Faculty & Advisors
By integrating the relational, informational, and educational aspects of academic advising, faculty advisors play an invaluable role by fostering the development of their advisees while guiding them on their unique path to graduation.
The Office of Academic Advising supports faculty in their role as advisors just as we collectively support our students. We invite faculty to contact us to discuss their advising questions so we can empower them with additional information and guidance to support their students and advisees. Faculty may also refer students directly to us.
Advising & Registration for Spring 2024
The Advising Period begins Monday, October 30th, and course registration for the Spring 2024 term begins on Tuesday, November 7th, in accordance with the Office of the Registrar’s Registration Schedule.
- Advisor Degree Audit User Guide (.pdf)
- New Student Advising and Registration Guide
- Checklist of Degree Requirements (Catalog 2019 and prior)
- Checklist of Degree Requirements (Catalog 2020 and beyond)
For demonstration purposes—especially in a group advising setting—faculty advisors may use the "test student" Starbuck Regis 002375098 to preview a degree audit and use the What-If tool.
See the Academic Calendar for important advising dates and deadlines for you and your advisees, especially the following:
- Advising Period
- Course Registration
- Course Withdrawal Deadline
- Last Day to Apply for a Personal Leave of Absence
- Last Day to Apply for a Medical Leave of Absence
- First-Year Experience - Scribner Seminar SSP 100
- Expository Writing
- Applied Quantitative Reasoning (AQR)
- Global Cultural Perspectives
- Language Study
- Artistic Inquiry through Practice
- Humanistic Inquiry and Practice
- Scientific Inquiry through Practice
- The Bridge Experience
- Maturity Level Credits - Total of 24 Credits at the 300-Level
- The Senior Experience Coda
The Academic Alert system allows faculty to share feedback and recommendations to students when there are concerns that students are not meeting course expectations or requirements.
The information you provide is shared directly with your student and their faculty advisor(s). Additionally, each message automatically includes detailed information that encourages students to use the various academic support services offered by Student Academic Services (SAS), the Writing Center, and the Office of Academic Advising (OAA).
In more serious instances of missing/late assignments, attendance issues, or low grades, the alert will also prompt outreach to the student from Student Academic Services, the Office of Academic Advising, the First-Year Experience Director, and/or the Opportunity Program—especially when the same student has received more than one alert. This proactive measure helps ensure that students are connected with the most appropriate campus support service.
The Academic Alert system is not a crisis or emergency response system.
STUDENTS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS AND/OR WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES
For more information about how to help students in psychological distress and/or with mental illness, including the role of faculty advisors, how to talk to students about your observations and concerns, and making a referral, visit the Counseling Center's Faculty/Staff Information webpage.
Student Assessment and Intervention Group
For more serious academic or behavioral concerns (e.g. prolonged absences, psychological wellbeing), submit a report to the Student Assessment and Intervention Group (SAIG), which meets on a weekly basis to review information about students of concern.
If your concern requires immediate attention, contact Campus Safety at (518) 580-5566.
- Advisor Change
- Application for Readmission
- Declaration of Major
- Declaration of Minor
- Registrar Forms
- Semester Schedule Worksheet
- Transfer Credit Approval Form
RELATED Advising Links
- Academic Standards and Review
- College Catalog (2023-24)
- Committee on Academic Standing (CAS) Operating Code
- Internship Credit
- Majors and Minors
- Master Schedule
- New Curriculum
- Student Handbook
- Summer Session