Advisement, Counseling and Academic Assistance
Your academic and musical progress is important to the faculty and administrators of the College of Musical Arts. We want you to succeed to the very highest level of your ability. In order to accomplish this, we suggest that you consider such actions as these:
- Carefully assess your goals.
- Manage your time effectively.
- Be regular in class attendance.
- Seek assistance with study skills.
- Take full advantage of the many academic and personal counseling services available on campus.
- Avoid over-committing yourself.
- Promote your physical health through good diet, adequate rest and sufficient exercise.
- When you need help, ask for it!
The College of Musical Arts provides a full range of resources and makes every effort to help students develop to the fullest extent of their abilities. Academic advisement is provided by each of the College’s three departments. Student appointments for these services are to be made through the appropriate departmental secretary in the College Office. Students should meet with the appropriate department advisor once each semester.
Students are reminded that they are ultimately responsible for their own education. However, questions and concerns occasionally arise about student-faculty relationships in courses, including ensembles and studio instruction. Students may discuss these matters with the persons listed below. It is important to try to begin discussion directly with the course instructor, the person most knowledgeable about the student’s work. If it is difficult or otherwise impractical to initiate discussion with the instructor, the student should consult the next person(s) listed, remembering that each of these persons will be likely to assume that conversation will have first occurred with those listed ahead of him or her:
- Course Instructor
- Coordinator (Department of Music Performance Studies only)
- Department Chair
Students are also reminded that the Student Advisory Committee, with elected representatives from various College of Musical Arts areas of study, meets regularly with the Dean. The Committee exists to permit understanding and esprit de corps within the College and to provide liaison between the Dean and students. Suggestions, questions and concerns may be directed to any member of the Committee (see Student Organizations).
Study Skills Center, 212 Moseley Hall, assists students with test-taking, note-taking, time management and other study tips. Meet with a counselor individually or team up with friends and classmates to get the helpful hints which may just make a “grade A” difference.
Mathematics Lab, 116 University Hall, aids students with basic as well as advanced math concepts. The lab offers explanation of logical development and computational skills through individual tutors.
Writers Lab, 303 Moseley Hall, can help students polish their writing styles by explaining grammatical structures and effective writing techniques. The center offers help in the development or strengthening of such skills over several meetings or specific help with assignments.
Individual Tutoring is offered by Student Support Services so that students may receive assistance with their courses at convenient locations and hours. If you feel that an individual tutor would help overpower those study-block blues, contact the program at (419) 372-2677 for further information.