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Stories from students reveal that, despite ramped up efforts and investment from many places within the University, some problems with the advising system persist. Many advisers are able to give the time and attention to students necessary, but others are too busy with their full-time jobs; either way, advisers face challenges guiding students through a vast curriculum on which no one has complete expertise.
The Advising Programs Office shares space with the Accessible Education and General Education Offices on the fourth floor of the Smith Campus Center. The floor, currently under construction, is where most of the Advising Program Coordinators for the College work.
Glenn R. Magid, director of the Advising Programs Office, stands outside of his office on the fourth floor of the Smith Campus Center.
Glenn R. Magid discusses the advising resources at Harvard in his office at the Smith Campus Center.
While the updates streamline the process by which faculty members submit letters of recommendation, students have experienced glitches on the new version of the interface.
The Undergraduate Council honored exceptional faculty and students with various awards for teaching and advising at its annual awards ceremony Thursday evening.
Applied Mathematics - Your first memory is of completing a Sudoku puzzle.
For the third consecutive year, 12 advisors at the College have been recognized by the Advising Programs Office for their outstanding guidance and mentorship in their work with undergraduates.
Throughout the past week, freshmen have discussed concentrations over pizza, cupcakes, and sushi as part of Advising Fortnight.
In the hopes of allowing students to better explore academic options and access information, the Advising Program Office plans to create a new, easier to navigate website for the 2014-2015 school year.
If you’re a sophomore, you’re probably freaking out about having to declare your concentration by mid-November (and by even earlier for some programs). To help you avoid picking the wrong one, Flyby compiled a cheat sheet detailing some possible areas of study.
There’s nothing worse than walking into an Ec 10 lecture as a junior, except for maybe the declining elephant population—but let’s be honest, it’s kind of a toss-up. Yet for some reason, despite the fact that we are old enough to know better, and that all of our peers have already taken the classes, we find ourselves taking freshman intro classes as upperclassmen. It’s pretty embarrassing, so here are some tips for maintaining your reputation.
The resident deans hold a dual role within the framework of the College, interacting with students both as academic instructors and as House-level advisers. Current and former administrators say that over the past several decades the position has evolved from a role that drew an equal balance between scholarly and administrative work into a job that entails a sometimes overwhelming list of bureaucratic duties.