Welcome Back and Pilot Announcement

Welcome back, Advisors!

I hope you enjoyed a restful spring break and have a wonderful start of the term!

As you know, last fall we launched several initiatives to support UO’s student success goals, of which many of the initiatives were in consultation and collaboration with campus advisors. One such initiative was to develop an “Advising Syllabus” and an “Academic Advising Preparatory Worksheet” for use with all students who are in their first year at the University of Oregon. This term, the Office of Academic Advising, as well as advisors in Business, Education Studies, and General Social Science departments will be piloting the syllabus and worksheet.

Both documents are designed to help students better understand how campus advisors can help them advance their goals, as well as to help connect students to the multitude of available campus opportunities and resources. We also hope these documents can support advisors by outlining expectations for students and by encouraging students to more effectively utilize advising sessions by preparing in advance.

These documents will be available in hardcopy in the piloting units’ offices, and the documents will also be linked and accessible on the student menu of DuckWeb.  Since you will likely encounter students who have been advised in the units piloting the syllabus, we wanted to ensure you were aware of this plan and its intent.  For your reference, the (downloadable) University of Oregon Advising Syllabus Spring includes the pilot syllabus and worksheet.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the pilot, please don’t hesitate to contact Dana Glasscock (dglassco@uoregon.edu), who is assisting with the pilot implementation and assessment.


All the best,

Doneka R. Scott, PharmD, MA

Associate Vice Provost for Student Success