Advising the English Major
DECLARING AN ENGLISH MAJOR
To become an English major, you will need to file an application for the major with the College of Arts & Sciences. Students can apply on-line: Click here for Arts & Sciences Forms. Once A&S approves the major application, your records will be sent to the English Department and we will establish a file for you. We will contact you by email to notify you of your acceptance into the major and to request that you make an initial advising appointment. Contact Heather L. Huber, Program Assistant Senior for Undergraduate Studies in English, at 852-6804 or Email Heather L. Huber to schedule an appointment.
NEW ADVISING PROCEDURES FOR ENGLISH MAJORS
In an effort to improve the Major and respond to student concerns, the English Department is changing the advising procedures for all English majors. These new procedures are designed to make the advising relationship more productive, continuous, and expeditious for English majors. All advising will be handled by one of two advisers. Meeting with only one of two advisers will ensure that most students will have the same adviser for their career as English majors.
The advisers for Academic Year 2012-2013 are:
|Dr. Glynis Ridley
||Email Dr. Glynis Ridley|
|Dr. Tamara Yohannes||Email Dr. Tamara Yohannes|
More importantly, we are implementing an “Advising Hold” on registration for Spring semesters for all English majors. The hold will be lifted when you discuss your registration plan for the Spring semester with your assigned adviser. (The "Advising Hold" applies only to Spring semester registrations.)
The “Advising Hold” is meant to ensure good communication between advisers and majors, not to be yet another obstacle in registering for classes. To keep it from becoming a burden, we are encouraging English majors to handle their consultations about Spring Registration via e-mail. You need only to send an e-mail message to your adviser with a detailed plan of the classes you intend to take in the Spring semester. Your adviser is also more than happy to meet with you face- to- face to discuss any academic questions you might have.
Please plan ahead and make arrangements to either e-mail or meet with your adviser well before the priority registration period for the Spring semester. If you have any questions about the new advising procedures, feel free to contact either of the two advisers, or the Undergraduate Program Assistant, Sr.
We hope that these new procedures will help improve student satisfaction with the English Major and we look forward to getting your feedback.
Dr. Glynis Ridley