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Campus Partners

LSA Campus Partners

The Assistant Dean coordinates the communication and campus partnership efforts between Student Academic Affairs and the faculty and academic departments and programs of the College, as well as between Student Academic Affairs and non-LSA units of the University.

This is accomplished by my meeting with various department chairs and program directors, our annual campus-wide Academic Advising Conference, the annual Advising Academy, and our campus partners program.

Each department of the major/program has a general advisor partner (see list on Newnan Advisors for LSA and Non-LSA Campus Partners document), who is very interested in working with you whenever you think it would be helpful. Your campus partner is an excellent resource who can answer questions about LSA requirements, procedures, and protocol, and who is happy to discuss undergraduate issues with you. Below are some ways to make the most of this relationship:

  1. If you have an email group for majors, ask your campus partner if s/he wants to be put on it
  2. Invite your campus partner to come visit your department
  3. Invite your campus partner to visit courses in your department
  4. Get your campus partner’s perspective on undergraduate issues/questions that your department wants to address. If appropriate, invite the campus partner to occasional curriculum committee meetings and ask your campus partner for comments about your department’s website
  5. If possible, have your campus partner come to department advisor training (good for the general advisor’s understanding of major advising in your department and for information s/he can provide/questions s/he can answer)
  6. Consider asking your campus partner to sit in on a few major advising appointments, and if you wish, ask if you can sit in on some general advising appointments
  7. If there’s a meeting of GSIs/training of your department GSIs, invite your campus partner to come for a few minutes, introduce themself, talk briefly about when referrals to advising would be helpful and appropriate
  8. Provide all of your new faculty with the name of your campus partner, and offer that person a as a resource
  9. Give the names and contact info of new faculty in your department to your campus partner for welcoming outreach; new people tend to be very receptive to anyone who can help them grow more comfortable/familiar with a new situation, and it can be a nice way to establish a connection between faculty and advising right from the beginning.