AI Session - Ushering Students to a Liberal Arts Major

February 27, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Colvard 2006


(I chose this title because every semester, we have students that are not successful in majors in other colleges. They are subsequently dropped from those majors. We often have to “usher” them into considering/accepting the fact that a change of major is not bad. Many students find majors that are a good fit for them in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.)


During our advising careers, we will have to have hard conversations with students. Some of those conversations will be that they can no longer pursue their chosen majors. After being called “a dream killer”, we must help students transition to majors that will be “a better fit” for them, in which they can be successful. As a result of attending this workshop, you will learn some tips to help you do that in a manner that affirms and empowers your students. 

Facilitated by: Shonta LeMaster, Academic Advisor Anthropology, Global Studies, Philosophy & Religious Studies 

Academic Advising Core Competencies that will be addressed in this presentation include:

C4 – Understanding of academic advising approaches and strategies
C5 – Expected outcomes of academic advising
I2 – Curriculum, degree programs, and other academic requirements and options
R4 – Ability to plan and conduct successful advising interactions
R5 - Promote student understanding of the logic and purpose of curriculum.