Laurels Sessler, the Program Coordinator, assigns each EVEN student to a faculty advisor. The faculty each advise about 10-20 students each. The goal is for you to remain with the same faculty advisor over time. However, if you switch into an "option" that would be better suited to another advisor, you may get switched. For example, Angela Bielefeldt and Joe Ryan are best suited to advise students in the remediation option. Scott Summers and Karl Linden advise students in the water option. Etc.
Each Fall and Spring
semester, just prior to the registration period for the following semester,
students are required to meet with their faculty advisors for academic
counseling. A few weeks before each advising period, the Program Coordinator
will announce to students and faculty advisors by email the advising
period schedule. With this email, an updated version of the Environmental
Engineering (EVEN) Degree Guidelines and other advising
information will be sent.
Students must make
an appointment with their faculty advisors during the advising period.
Faculty advisors will give meetings with advisees high priority during
this time. In preparation for the meeting, students should assemble
a proposed course plan for the following semester using the
Guidelines and the course schedule for
the following semester (available to students via the student center on CUconnect).
advising meeting, students must discuss their proposed course plan with
their faculty advisor. Faculty advisors will record course selections on
the Degree Requirements Worksheet. Faculty
advisors will also be available to counsel the students on academic
performance, long-term course plans, graduation requirements, career
planning, and any other personal issues that affect the students education.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the faculty advisor will sign the
students' academic file certifying that advising has been done.
After the advising
meeting, students are required to fill out an Advising
Evaluation Form to provide feedback on the advising process. These
forms must be submitted to the Program Coordinator. Once the Coordinator
has received a student's academic file with the signature of the faculty
advisor (from the faculty advisor) and the Advising Evaluation Form
(from the student), the Coordinator will "raise the flag" to allow the
student to register.
Many academic advising
questions pertain to the "logistics" of course scheduling and registration.
Most of these questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator
(OT 518) instead of the faculty advisors. The Coordinator will provide
assistance on procedural questions involving registration, degree plans,
graduation requirements, and the petition process. In addition, the
Coordinator will help students determine whether a particular situation
should be discussed with their faculty advisor.
Contact with Students
to students concerning Environmental Engineering Program advising, curriculum,
registration, graduation requirements, and policies will be made by
e-mail. By default, official notices will be sent to your University
e-mail address as listed on the student directory on the web ("411").
You may arrange to also receive official notices at a non-University
e-mail address of your choice by notifying the Program Coordinator;
however, the Coordinator will provide this service only as convenience
to you. The EVEN Program cannot be responsible for information sent
to abandoned e-mail addresses. To reiterate, the Program is required
to notify you only at your University e-mail address.
An official Environmental
Engineering Program academic file will be maintained for each student
by the Program Coordinator. This file will contain copies of official
documentation related to academic history and progress. The Environmental
Engineering Program Coordinator and faculty advisors will strive to
provide you complete, timely, and accurate academic advising, but ultimately,
the responsibility of meeting graduation requirements is yours.
Consequently, you should ensure that all copies of relevant paperwork
are present in your academic file and that you keep your own copies
of critical information.
Students may also
be referred to various College of Engineering and Applied Science and
University of Colorado counselors for certain issues. Many of the College's
support services are listed on the College web page. At the University
level, students may consult with the following groups: