Being A Self-Advocate: Communication is the Key to Success According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, the verb advocate means to “publicly recommend or support.” Advocacy, the noun conjugation of advocate, is defined as “public support for or recommendation for a particular cause or policy.” However, self-advocate and self-advocacy are not officially defined in any … Read moreThoughts from a Peer Advisor: “Being a Self-Advocate: Communication is the Key to Success”
The second of three videos about planning a balanced course of study, and with Professor David Schorr, Professor of Studio Art, that’s not all the advice you will get! Enjoy!
As you sit down to figure out a balanced course of study, check out this “General Planning Advice” from Professor Ishita Mukerji, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biology and former Dean of Natural Sciences and Math, that is geared towards students of ALL interests. Also posted in Advising Guidelines!
If you haven’t checked out the Advising Guidelines, do so ASAP. Important advice about how to think about your planning your course of study and specific advice about a range of topics. It includes pearls of wisdom from your class dean–really! ;)–and sage advice from professors and the academic peer advisors. Selected topics will be … Read moreThe Advising Guidelines!
With over 1000 courses in 45 majors, 14 minors, 12 certificates, and a unique open curriculum choosing classes during pre-registration may seem like a stressful and daunting task. Many students come into Wesleyan without any idea of what they want to study – and that’s totally fine! For most students, major declaration does not happen … Read moreThinking of Majoring In CSS, COL or CEAS?
Use this time to begin exploring the Wesleyan curriculum through WesMaps, Wesleyan’s online curriculum, and Wesvising, as a course selection advising tool. It is a site developed by faculty members in the different departments, programs, and colleges to inform incoming students about their disciplines and the courses they offer. Most departments have videos and all … Read moreWesvising, a departmental advising tool for the curricular exploration
EXPLORE Your Interests and the Wesleyan Curriculum! Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Professor of Classical Studies, Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek, urges first-year students to extend themselves beyond the typical high school subjects: Now that you are starting to think about the courses you would like to take, you should remember a couple of things. This … Read moreProfessor’s Advice: EXPLORE the Wes Curriculum!
Advising Guidelines With over 1000 classes offered in 45 majors, 17 minors, and 12 certificates, students have the opportunity to explore a wide range of fields and topics their first year. While choosing the right classes may seem like a daunting task, faculty advisors and peer advisors will guide you through every step of the … Read moreAdvising Resources & Advice from the Peer Advisors
On July 10 at 9 a.m., course pre-registration for the Fall semester will open! Woo hoo! There will be a pre-reg link in the alert box of your Wesportal. The upper frame will open in WesMaps, the online curriculum, and the bottom frame will be where you will rank a list of seven first-year seminars … Read moreCourse Pre-registration — July 10!
June 2017 As you plan for July course registration and your arrival in the Fall, it is important to review the Faculty and Student Advising Handbook. The Handbook is designed to help you achieve your educational goals by providing advice on how to get the most out of your relationship with your faculty advisor as … Read moreFaculty and Student Advising Handbook