Advising at Wentworth
What is advising at Wentworth?
As part of the strategic plan of Wentworth, advising is committed to being student centric and empowerment based so that students can make the most of their educational experience. Advising at Wentworth is not only comprised of those advising but also in coordinating efforts with other key offices in order to understand and address the needs of current students. The model at Wentworth is called a hybrid advising model where a centralized office provides support and coordination for faculty advisors. This advising model is efficient in its use of resources but requires excellent communication between the different advising groups.
Focus on Firsts
First-Year Seminar Instructors and First-Year Advisors
Transitioning to college is often one of the most stressful times in a student's life. The body of research surrounding this transition indicates support services, advisor relationships and flexibility are key in retaining and even attracting students. A first year advisor from the College of Arts and Sciences will specialize in these topics.
Connecting Curriculum and Co-ops
Major Advisors and Coop & Careers Advisors
After the first year, students are enrolling in more specialized courses and aligning their career goals and academics become the priority. Advising shifts to a joint effort between the Co-ops and Careers Advisors and the Major Advisors.
Academic Plan Advisors
Academic Plan Advisors (APA) are professional advisors in the Center for Academic Excellence. They are tasked with facilitating and supporting the efforts of the advising system with an emphasis on students changing majors, those with need of custom course planning and students on academic probation. Their proximity to tutoring and support services makes their role a natural hub for advising information and key in the efforts for enhancing student success.